Spring is our busiest and most fun season of the year. It’s when we get outside and explore, enjoy and celebrate the land the best way we know how – hikes and work parties. We’d like to thank the volunteers who helped us get out and show us the meaning of conservation.
SOLC Land Stewards, Karen and Kristi, are looney for citizen science, also called community science. Community scientists document observations of the natural world and share the data with a referred database. The data is then made available to researchers. In this article learn about the importance of community science and some ways you can contribute to this global movement.
Enjoy this report from the field by Norm Barrett, volunteer dragonfly hike guide. It is full of photos, descriptions, and tips for identifying these prehistoric insects.
Owners of a conserved property in Takilma located in the East Fork Illinois River Watershed captured some nice footage of a bobcat and Pacific fisher visiting a salmon carcass along a tributary through their land.
Read volunteer documentarian, Crystal Nichols's, full blog post with videos highlighting the intriguing and significant life of coho salmon, its threats and how stream-side landowners can help these "living boomerangs".
During the holidays you may be hanging mistletoe in doorways in anticipation of a kiss. Or perhaps on a winter drive looking out the window you notice leafless oak trees full of green mistletoe balls and wonder if the mistletoe is harming the trees. So, is mistletoe a kiss or a curse?
With their bold colors and impressive aerial displays, dragonflies have stolen the hearts of many. Read Karen Hussey's Dragonfly article for factoids, photos and videos about the superpowers of dragonflies. Find out why oding is called oding, how they catch their food with a basket, and tips on how to protect and create habitat for these special critters.
Well “Hope’ is the thing with feathers as Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem AND hope is also furry small buzzing bodies. We all can help the bumble bee. Here’s how.