Thursday, July 10, 2014

California Naturalist wildlife sightings

The Sagehen California Naturalist courses have had some fantastic wildlife sightings this week!

While doing iNaturalist training, Kaitlin saw and photographed a family of Long-tailed weasels. It's rare to see these guys. More photos on iNaturalist.

Then the class caught a bear on Mike's camera trap during the Wildlife Field Session.




But wait, there's more! Black-backed woodpeckers are nesting right in the station. That's a big life-list sighting for birders.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wolverine update!

An update on the Sagehen Wolverine. Here's a video from the SPI wildlife biologist who tracks him in the Tahoe National Forest.

You can also read the recent article in Discover Magazine.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Harrison's Break Ground on 50-year Art Project at Sagehen.

Updated video, 1/7/14: Sagehen environmental artists Helen and Newton Harrison have broken ground on the vegetation manipulation for their 50-year artwork at Sagehen! Here's an aerial video shot by Austin Hall, with some explanatory text by the Harrisons:



The Harrisons also have a new exhibit at Feldman Gallery in New York. More info.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Wilma the Pig

September 1, 2012: Helen and Newton Harrison, the international artists working at Sagehen on a piece for the Nevada Museum of Art, revisited their Pasture piece from the 1970's for the "Ends of the Earth" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art , Los Angeles (MOCA).

But this time, they got to include the pig they'd always envisioned!

The video includes discussion of the piece that brings a little insight into the Harrison's broader work themes.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Jeff's orientation talk for Sagehen visitors.

A visitor recorded Jeff's orientation talk...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Unusual bear cub release



In addition to the pair of cubs we reintroduced in January this year, two more cubs moved to Sagehen this week.

This time was a little unusual. Instead of placing drugged cubs into a hibernation den under the snow as we have in the past, we just opened the trailer and let them out. Watch the video to learn more about why.

Here are some photos of the release.