Posts by mountainlion

An Ambush from the Brush!

An Ambush from the Brush!

Ambush predators such as mountain lions, tigers, and bobcats are sit-and-wait predators that rely on stealth to catch their prey,...

The Durable Desert Tortoise

The Durable Desert Tortoise

The weather is extreme in the Nevada desert, but it’s nothing the sturdy Mojave desert tortoise can’t handle! They’re perfectly...

Wildlife Wednesdays: A Wonderful Time for Birding!

Wildlife Wednesdays: A Wonderful Time for Birding!

It is officially fall, and therefore an exciting time of year for bird-watchers! An abundance of new songs can be...

What’s on a Black Bear’s Menu?

What’s on a Black Bear’s Menu?

Let’s talk about the black bear’s diet!  While hiking in Nevada, have you ever seen those big glorious poo-piles that...

It’s National Hummingbird Day!

It’s National Hummingbird Day!

Anna's hummingbird (left) and Costa's hummingbird (right). This post is for the birds. No, really – it's National Hummingbird Day!...

When a Lynx Isn’t a Lynx

When a Lynx Isn’t a Lynx

If you've seen a bobcat (Lynx rufus), chances are you're also familiar with a very similar looking cat – the...

Rare Nevada Pupfish at Risk

Rare Nevada Pupfish at Risk

Devils Hole, Nevada: the water-filled cavern cut into the side of a hill in Death Valley National Park lives up...

Are Mountain Lions Skittish Kitties?

Are Mountain Lions Skittish Kitties?

Imagine that you’re a mountain lion prowling around the temperate North American forests you call home — 120 pounds of...

Nevada’s Gila monster: Part 2

Nevada’s Gila monster: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Gila monster blog series! If you missed Part 1, click here to catch up. Todays...

Nevada’s Gila monster: Part 1

Nevada’s Gila monster: Part 1

The banded Gila monster (H.s. cinctum) is the subspecies that occurs in Clark, Lincoln, and Nye counties of Nevada. These...

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