ECOLOGY

This segment of Sound Ecology highlights native bees, including nuances of their behavior, life history and ecological importance.


This segment of Sound Ecology features Naturalist Ken Burton discussing two songbirds, the orange-crowned and Wilson's warbler.

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The Pacific marten and the fisher play important roles in the ecological health of forests. These two mammals are highlighted in this segment of Sound Ecology. Local Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski wrote this segment.

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The Allen's hummingbird is among the first migratory birds to return to our region this time of year. Naturalist Ken Burton highlights this special bird -- and shares some unexpected details about who joins them on their migratory journey.

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Things are looking up slightly for Californian wolves, making a handful of appearances within state lines after a 90-year absence. "Before Europeans arrived there were an estimated two million wolves ranging all across North America, "Amaroq Weiss tells Tom Wheeler, Program Coordinator at EPIC.

In this segment of Sound Ecology, Naturalist Carol Vander Meer highlights blooming dune flora in the Humboldt Bay region, including the endangered wallflower.

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"You never see anything else growing within an English Ivy patch," says ecologist Stassia Samuels. She helps eradicate the invasive species, which impacts wildlife up and down the food chain. "The Spotted Owl is dependent upon rodents who live on the forest floor ... and when you have ivy crowding that out - they can't see them."


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Keith Slauson, Science Coordinator with the Humboldt Marten Conservation Group, talks with Danielle Orr about his presentation through The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Lecture Series. His talk takes place on Wednesday, December 14th at the Flamingo Room. 

Scientists estimate that a century ago, hundreds of thousands of coho may have run up the Klamath’s streams and tributaries. Now it’s a few thousand.

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Terry Roelofs discusses coho salmon life history in our local streams.  

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Humboldt State Professor Terry Henkel discusses macro fungi (loosely called mushrooms) and their importance to soil and forest health.  

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