Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Earth Day 2013 and the Island Fox

April means Earth Day! 

Time to go out and enjoy the outdoors. Time to make connections with local wildlife and work to make sure our wild friends have safe and healthy ecosystems.

Friends of the Island Fox will be out celebrating the successes of island fox conservation at several events this month and next. Come out and join us:

Saturday, April 13 at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno CA

FIF will have a booth at the "Party for the Planet" 9 AM - 3 PM. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo has been a great island fox friend. Last year they provided a grant to inoculate 200 island foxes against canine distemper and in prior years they have funded 20 radio monitoring collars

 Saturday, April 27 at the Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival at Paramount Ranch, Santa Monica National Recreation Area

FIF and the Channel Islands Park Foundation will be joining the rangers of the Channel Islands National Park at a booth. There will all kinds of information about island foxes and other island and sea creatures.

Saturday, May 18 at the Dean Dana Friendship Park Environmental Faire in San Pedro

Join FIF at the home of another endangered species, the Palos Verde blue butterfly. We'll have a booth with biofacts and activities - is your sense of smell as good as an island fox's? Come find out. 

The Los Angeles Zoo is still home to a male island fox. You can visit him and participate in Earth Day Expo on Saturday, April 20th.  

There is much to be thankful for this Earth Day, but there is still a lot of conservation work to do. Come and join in at an Earth Day 2013 event.