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I go, I see, I do, I walk, I think, I like…

By the way… Happy New Year!

I’ve been focusing more on my photography blog than on this one recently. My bad! I’ve been out hiking less – though I have been out – and photographing more. Things should pick up again here before much longer, and by spring and summer the posts will likely be just as frequent as they have been in the past.

I’ll leave it to you to decide whether that is a good thing or not… :-)

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January 11, 2009 Posted by | Commentary | Comments Off on By the way… Happy New Year!

SFGate: Tracking Mountain Lions

There is a very interesting article at SFGate describing how UCSC researchers are tracking mountain lions in the Santa Cruz mountains and the surrounding areas:

Led by researchers from UC Santa Cruz, the project is the first attempt to track Bay Area mountain lions, which are being seen in greater numbers as urban areas spread into the region’s wildlands.

For the next three years, the team will track their behavior and movements in the Santa Cruz Mountains – including mating habits, favored prey, survival needs and travel routes. Researchers hope to expand the study for several more years after that to include the Diablo Range and the North Bay.

Given the close proximity of these magnificent animals to the human population of the Bay Area (not to mention the proximity to a number of university research programs) it is very surprising that no one has done this in the past.

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