The Eagles Are Back!

Last year, locals and worldwide fans eagerly followed the Humboldt Bay Eagle Cam.  And, guess what? The eagles have returned today! According to Sandra Hunt-VonArb, a senior biologist with Pacific Northwestern Biological, who has volunteered to monitor this nesting pair since 2006, the eagle pictured above in a screen grab taken from the Humboldt Bay webcam is the female from

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Fisher Necropsy Confirms Poisoning

PREVIOUSLY: Dead Fisher Found at Marijuana Cultivation Site Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department press release: The necropsy of the deceased young male adult Fisher located in the marijuana garden in Six Rivers National Forest on 07-31-2013 was recently completed by a scientific team of researchers. The necropsy confirmed suspicions that the Fisher was in fact killed due to Carbamate insecticide poisoning,

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Protecting Pot (and Other Plants) Without Using Rodenticides

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otognB4LdTY] The above video shows a fisher that scientists suspect was poisoned by rodenticides. According to the Youtube caption, “This fisher had four different anticoagulant rodenticides in its tissues: three SGARs (second generation anticoagulant rodenticide) and one first-generation rodenticide.” Recent studies have tied the deaths of wildlife to the use of rodenticides (poisons used to kill rats, mice, etc.) The rodents

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Bearly Light Enough

Bear in Tree Like a totem pole, my neighbor’s tree offered a stack of bears one morning this week–two cubs near the top, one right on top of the other and a third, possibly older sibling, down lower. The two little ones were beyond the reach of my camera in the twilight of a fall dawn on the north side

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