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  • Natural Perspectives: Survey turns into a sea lion rescue

    Last Thursday morning, I led a crew of 12 newly hired corps members from the Orange County Conservation Corps on a wildlife survey of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. The corps members use checklists and photo identification sheets to identify a number...
  • Natural Perspectives: Curious corp members marvel at wildlife

    Today is the autumnal equinox, the time of year when the sun is halfway between the summer and winter solstices. As we head into autumn, the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is showing clear signs that summer is over. I was there last Thursday with yet...
  • Experimenting with interest

    When 5-year-old Travis McDonald stood up, his chin barely made it over the black countertops of the chemistry lab, and he had to reach his arms all the way up to work on a science experiment. Travis chewed gum as he mixed glue with borax, covering his...
  • Natural Perspectives: Invertebrate 'hunting' provides good biology lesson

    Natural Perspectives: Invertebrate 'hunting' provides good biology lesson
    Vic and I searched for marine invertebrates at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve last week. Accompanying us were 18 young men and women from the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our task was to collect a variety of marine invertebrates for docents at...
  • Calendar

    Calendar
    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Huntington Beach-based The Simpkin Project (pictured), a seven-member reggae band, is having a release party for its new album, "Everything You Want," at 8 p.m. at Tiki Bar, 1700 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Cover is $15 and...
  • Clarence Irwin Haydock

    Clarence Irwin Haydock
    Clarence Irwin Haydock, Ph.D., California ecologist, passed away peacefully the evening of July 30, 2011 in Fountain Valley, CA having been born April 15, 1938 in Bakersfield, CA.  As a boy, growing up in northern CA he sculled a duck boat on San...
  • Natural Perspectives: Mr. and Mrs. Wren find home in backyard

    The big excitement in our yard is that a pair of house wrens has set up house in our bluebird nest box. Vic and I got the nest box from Friends of Shipley Nature Center last year, but I put it up too late in the season to attract any bluebirds. A male...
  • Building DNA an artsy way

    Building DNA an artsy way
    Students grabbed wire and filled clear-plastic Petri dishes with tiny blue, white, red, yellow, green and pink beads. Settling in at one of six brown lunch tables, science teacher Gloria Treece began explaining to the almost entirely female audience how...
  • Natural Perspectives: Losing forests to pests in the East

    Natural Perspectives: Losing forests to pests in the East
    Wherever Vic and I travel, we study the area, searching for environmental stories. Our recent trip to Tennessee yielded a number of interesting tales about eastern forests. First, we learned that the magnificent forest that we saw in Great Smoky...
  • Greer's OC: Sample drinks for a cause

    Join Second Chance Pet Adoptions of Huntington Beach for a wine and beer tasting fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brix Wine Bar in Sunset Beach. The party includes wine and beer tastings, plus snacks. A tax-deductible donation costs $35 per person,...
  • Natural Perspectives: Getting to the bottom of drained wetland

    A new freshwater wetland formed at Bolsa Chica, but someone drained it. That's right, someone drained a wetland at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Vic cautioned me to handle this issue with a cool and level head, but it chapped my hide to think that...
  • Natural Perspectives: More like a 'heart attack for the mesa'

    The Bolsa Chica Land Trust has prepared a restoration plan for a 118-acre portion of the Bolsa Chica mesa, most of which is currently fenced. The area includes Warner Pond and the former Bolsa Chica Gun Club site, both of which are environmentally...