Saturday, September 02, 2006

Experiencing Santa Cruz Island, CA

Island Journal - Summer 2006

Hello from the beautiful island of Santa Cruz! The trip began in an exciting fashion when we watched a large school of dolphins swimming by our boat. After setting up camp, we set off to adventure the island.

Snorkeling and hiking allowed us to observe a variety of plant and animal life, including the spotted skunk and the western fence lizard. However, seeing the Channel Island foxes come out at night easily became the highlight of the trip. They ran around, played with each other and chased mice all to our viewing pleasure.

I cannot wait to come back again next summer. - Kevin

Kevin Pease is a Middle School student in Santa Maria, California. He led his school to participate in island fox conservation and to raise awareness about the island fox in their community. Kevin is a true friend of the island fox.