Yosemite Toad – Protect or Abandon

In the wet mountain meadows of Sierra Nevada, California, a melodic trill signals that a male Yosemite Toad is near and ready to mate. At one time, the distinctive call of this species filled the area. However, over the past decade, fewer and fewer calls are heard. The rapid decline of the Yosemite Toad (Anaxyrus…

Tiger Beetles Need Love Too

Over 2,700 species of tiger beetles from the subfamily Cicindelinae exist worldwide. Although a seemingly large number, tiger beetles are spread across a wide range of habitats. For this reason, each species developed an array of colors, patterns, sizes, and behaviors in response to their unique environment. The Ohlone Tiger Beetle (Cicindela ohlone), in particular,…