Beetle Mania — But Not the Groovy Kind

by Amy  Yuelapwan, Land Restoration Tech **The beetle shown in the photo above is a full sized adult, with a US penny shown for scale. The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer…

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Wildlife Spotlight: Green Lynx Spider

This week, our staffers found a Green Lynx Spider (peucetia viridans) perched on a lily near our office in Headwaters Corner. She appears to have made her home here, as…

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Wildlife Spotlight: Coyotes

If you live anywhere near the Santa Monica Mountains, you have encountered coyotes. They can be menaces to your smaller dogs or cats, eat at your trash, and run around…

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Crayfish Busting Keeps Creeks Clean in Calabasas

By: Angela De Palma-Dow Crawling, creeping, and swimming under the surface in some Santa Monica Mountain creeks and streams lurks a red, crunchy and clawed troublemaker.  The red swamp crayfish…

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Cloud Forest Restoration Event on Santa Rosa Island

This past week, MRT vegetation crew members, MRT executive director, and volunteers provided a few more hands to assist Research Ecologist Dr. Kathryn McEachern of the US Geological Survey on…

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