Notes from the Field
A video series where cutting-edge science meets adorable animals
Welcome to Notes from the Field, a video series straight from our TNC scientists in the field.
Meet some of the amazing species that support the ecosystems we all rely on — they’re also pretty cute! This variety of life is what we call biodiversity. The habitat we protect for these species can sequester carbon at incredible rates, a critical tool in our fight against climate change.
Say hello to the animals and plants that work behind the scenes to make our lives possible, and find out what The Nature Conservancy is doing to protect them.
EPISODE 4 & 5: Tracking the Elusive Giant Kangaroo Rat and Blunt Nosed Leopard Lizard
At TNC we often say that nature is our solution, and the giant kangaroo rat is a natural problem-solver.
EPISODE 3: Red-legged Frogs Hop to New Habitat
The California red-legged frog was once common up and down the West Coast. As the largest native frog in the Western United States, it was even a food source for the 49ers during the California Gold Rush.
EPISODE 2: A Dating Service for Salmon
In some years less than 10 adult coho survive to spawn in the Garcia River. Which makes it really hard to find a mate, especially one who isn’t a sibling or a cousin.
EPISODE 1: Making a Splash in Baja California Sur
In just 24 hours, El Manglito took what is normally a multi-year process that requires fisheries scientists and government funding, and did it with local community members for free.