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…

Cacti Part 3: More than just pretty flowers

Cacti, as you may know, are not placed in the deserts just to amaze us with their showy and colorful flowers in the Spring and Summer. In the ecosystem where cacti live, they perform a much more valuable role. From the extremes of its showy, flowering phase to its wintery dull appearance, slow-growing cacti provide…