California Sea Lions – Naughty Or Nice?

Sea lions have a reputation for being comical, whimsical and downright entertaining, with their playful antics while in the water. The now infamous Pier 39 in San Francisco was taken over by sea lions in the late 1980’s and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions on the waterfront. There is even a live webcam devoted to the sea lions year round.

Although the name implies that they are from California, the California Sea Lion ranges in habitat on the west coast from Mexico to British Columbia and Alaska. Their unmistakable and distinctive “bark” gives them away immediately. Anyone who is fortunate to witness them in the wild will walk away with a new appreciation of this intelligent, wild creature. Continue reading California Sea Lions – Naughty Or Nice?

Squirrels – Nuts For Squirrels

Many find this energy-packed powerhouse a nuisance, of sorts. They can strip trees of fruit, empty a bird feeder in minutes, and chew yard ornaments into termite fodder in seconds.

However, these mischievous and clever little creatures are also true dynamites in their own light. They have adapted to urban life without missing a blink. They are hard workers. They store food caches for the future. They expend energy and they recycle. They replenish the environment around them, always leaving more than what they take. In short, we can learn a lot from a squirrel. Continue reading Squirrels – Nuts For Squirrels