Creator: Alan Harper Copyright: © 2013 Alan Harper. CC BY-NC 3.0.

Befitting our “Happy New Year” edition, Buena Vista Audubon is featuring San Diego County’s premier (mammalian) flyer, hosted by its champion, Don Endicott. Bats! Those strange, mysterious creatures of the night. Sporting skills of flight and acoustic navigation, bats contribute to our environment in many ways—devouring insects, pollinating wild fruits, and helping reforest disturbed lands.…

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For more than two million years we evolved outside, in Nature, driven by our instincts. Over the last several thousand years, our newly conscious minds have tried to reconcile the conflict among the demands of civilization, social expectations, and our ancient, wild selves. Yet despite our best efforts, the conflict persists, causing many of the…

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