Anna’s Hummingbirds year round

Anna’s Hummingbirds year round

Anna’s Hummingbirds are among the most common hummingbirds on the Pacific Coast. Until the middle of the 20th century, Anna’s bred only in Baja California and southern California. However, the planting of exotic flowering trees on the west coast provided nectar and...
Hearing the Call of the Wildlife

Hearing the Call of the Wildlife

Taking in wounded or sick wild animals – and rehabilitating them – is a labor of love for the dedicated volunteers in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. “Volunteers give it their heart and soul,” said Kathy St. John of Boulder Creek, a volunteer with Native...
I’d Walk 10 Miles for a Skunk

I’d Walk 10 Miles for a Skunk

Since 1999, I’ve rehabilitated native wild mammals including hundreds of skunks. When I received a call about a rescued baby skunk in early August of this year, I thought this was just a typical call. Although California is home to both the Striped Skunk and the...