Ponds are incredible aquatic habitats that are brimming with biodiversity. Learn about the importance of ponds and how they play a role in an ecosystem.
Extinction is a somber topic but it’s one we must take seriously in order to preserve the health and well-being of our planet. It’s imperative to explore these extinctions closely to understand what happened and what can be done to prevent more loss.
Bees are a lifeline for our ecosystems. As pollinators bees are critical to the survival of plant species. Learn the threats they face and what you can do to help protect them!
Written by Angie Cha Learn Here at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, we have a wonderful pond in the village. It’s one of the first things you see when you walk towards the visitor center from the...
During your visit to the Nature Center you may have noticed signs prohibiting the release of pets into wild spaces such as our village pond. Learn why you shouldn’t release pets into the wild and how doing so can help protect vulnerable animals like the western pond turtle.
Turtles are an important and sometimes unrecognized part of both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Learn how they are so crucial in maintaining healthy habitats the threats they face and ways you can help protect them!
Frogs newts salamanders and other amphibians are a crucial part of our environment but in the last several decades over 120 amphibian species have gone extinct just due to human activity. Learn about what threats face them and how you can help conserve and safeguard their habitats!
At first glance ravens and crows look very similar and are often mistaken for each other. Though closely related they are actually two different species of bird. Learn how to tell the difference between these two black birds!
Many think of dolphins as only ocean-dwelling mammals. While most dolphins do live in saltwater habitats there are species that live in freshwater streams such as rivers. Learn about the world’s freshwater dolphins why they’re at risk and why salmon and steelhead trout conservation is an important part of their survival.
There are many different species of owls that reside in the big beautiful trees of California. The towering secluded shrubbery provides the perfect home for our mostly nocturnal friends. Learn about the importance of the California Spotted Owl what threats they face in the wild and how we can help protect them!