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CONTENTS                        OCTOPUS EMPIRE    6
                                                       POEM BY MARILYN NELSON
                                                       THE DAYS OF SUNSHINE   8
                                                       An artist recalls her time spent volunteering with Ape Action Africa
                                                       and raising an orphaned infant baboon.
                                                       STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBIN HUFFMAN
                                                       SEARCHING FOR THE WILLOW FLYCATCHER   10
                                                       A biologist journals about her experience surveying birds in the High
                                                       Sierra and shares her field sketches.
                                                       STORY AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHRISTINE ELDER
                                                       OUT OF THE SHADOWS   14
                                                       Throughout history, hyenas have been misunderstood and persecuted,
                                                       but new research is revealing how intelligent and charismatic they really are.
                                                       STORY BY AXEL HUNNICUTT, PHD
                                                       HIGHWAY 50 LANDSCAPES  20/34/48
                                                       PHOTOGRAPHS BY LESLIE CURCHACK
                                                       WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS…  22
                                                       Within a week of being injured after falling from its nest, a baby golden
                                                       eagle is reunited with its parents, thanks to The Bird Rescue Center
                                                       of Sonoma County.
                                                       STORY BY ASHTON KLUTTZ, RVT

                                                       SEA OTTER SANCTUARY   26
                                                       Southern sea otters are a tourist attraction in Elkhorn Slough. To ensure
                                                       the otters aren’t harmed by all the attention, the non-profit Sea Otter
                                                       Savvy educates visitors about responsible wildlife viewing.
                                                       STORY BY ASHLEY MCCONNELL
                                                       OTTER PHOTOS BY MARLIN HARMS

                                                       A LIZARD’S BEST FRIEND   32
                                                       The horned lizard population in Texas has plummeted, but with some
                                                       help from scat sniffing dogs, it could rebound.
                                                       INTERVIEW WITH PAUL BUNKER, DETECTION DOG TRAINER
                                                       URBAN DWELLERS   36
                                                       Seattleites are learning about the wildlife living in their midst through
                                                       a community-based program created by the Woodland Park Zoo.
                                                       STORY BY PAULA MACKAY
                                                       DON’T BLAME BATS   44
                                                       In parts of the world, people are exterminating bats out of fears that
                                                       they spread COVID-19, but bats haven’t created the pandemic, we have.
                                                       STORY BY CARLY NAIRN

                                                       REEF REVIVAL   50
                                                       Global Coralition is melding art, science and community engagement
                                                       to regrow coral reefs on giant sculptures installed on the ocean floor.
                                                       STORY BY LINDSEY JEAN SMITH
                                                       STEWARDS OF THE LAND, SEA AND SKY   58
                                                       Community science projects provide opportunities for everyone to
                                                       help protect wildlife and wild places. Take your pick of more than
                                                       2,000 projects in North America.
                                                       STORY BY TESSA BUCHIN
                COVER: SPOTTED HYENA CUB
                PHOTOGRAPH BY SHANNON WILD             FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN PRAIRIE FRINGED ORCHID
                LEFT AND BACK COVER:                   & BEDSTRAW HAWK MOTH   64
                PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARY JO HOFFMAN         ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY UNDERWOOD







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