| Jan 10, 2011
A North County bridge in desperate need of repair is about to undergo a multi-million dollar project, just as soon as a bunch of bats get out of the way.
Since the 1920's, the North Torrey Pines Bridge has connected the gap between the town of Del Mar...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 8:01 PM
Widely regarded with fear and superstition, bats have undeserved reputations as dirty and dangerous creatures that suck blood and spread disease. Yet in reality they're relatively benign, beneficial animals that play important roles in pollination and...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Would you hold the bat if you got a chance to like Dina did? Tell us what you think. Bat: creepy or cool? Email me & your comments could end up on the web! Jruizbranch@tribune.com
Chicago Lake Home and Cabin Show
March 4 - 6
| May 1, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Nowhere is nature's "Yay!" more apparent than a good display of wildflowers. Seeds are splitting, shoots are shooting, buds are unfolding to show the colorful petals they've concealed. It's happening everywhere from your back yard and your neighborhood to...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:52 AM
BAINBRIDGE, Ohio - Little-known Highlands Nature Sanctuary is a gem.
The 2,200-acre preserve sits along the Rocky Fork Gorge west of Chillicothe in Highland County, 65 miles from Cincinnati and 50 miles from Columbus.
It is a stunning wilderness tract...
| Jan 25, 2012
Wildlife Biologists are concerned about a deadly fungus that is rapidly spreading among bat populations.
The "white-nose syndrome," as it is known, has killed as many as 6.7 million bats in the eastern United States and Canada since 2006, according to...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:38 PM
A stretch of East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar has become the dumping ground for used adult diapers, but city officials say there's not much they can do unless they catch the culprits in the act.
The diapers first began to appear near the Cameo...
| Oct 2, 2009
A treasure trove of 4.4-million-year-old fossils from the Ethiopian desert is dramatically overturning widely held ideas about the early evolution of humans and how they came to walk upright, even as it paints a remarkably detailed picture of early life...
| May 30, 2010
A pair of professional arborists, licensed to climb and care for trees, were perched high in the branches of a 110-foot Monterey cypress in the Presidio park of San Francisco. Secured by harnesses and a web of rock-climbing ropes used for rappelling...
| Oct 9, 2008
| 1:29 PM
At Jamie DeBree's house, grass skirts, palm trees and parrots pass for Halloween decorations.
That's because the Billings, Mont., woman always chooses a theme for her adults-only Halloween party after checking out catalogues, Web sites and party stores....
| Oct 19, 2008
San Lucas Island, Costa Rica
"If you don't have anything to do," says the graffiti scratched into the cellblock wall, "don't come here to do it."
That would have been excellent advice from 1883 to 1989, when this penitentiary on San Lucas Island was...
| Jul 12, 2009
By mid-July, "black holes" often develop in the garden. Spring ephemeral flowers such as Virginia bluebells have died away. Tulip leaves and stems have browned and even the daffodil foliage has mostly faded and can safely be removed. Bleeding heart...