How to handle mountain lion encounters in the wild

Mountain lion attacks on people have increased dramatically since 1986, with most of these attacks occurring in California, Colorado, and Canada. So if wherever you are doesn’t start with a “C” you can breathe easier. Mountain lions, also known as cougars, catamounts, and panthers, have in recent years changed their habits due to reduced hunting…

Will Spring wildflowers bloom this year?

Like all plants, wildflowers survive because they have developed a special knack for survival in the conditions where they are found. If it stopped raining along the Pacific coast, as has happened this year and the draught continued for years, the giant redwoods, Douglas firs, rhododendrons, and wildflowers could wither and die out. However, if towering…