Magicians of Nature

The importance of trees can’t be overestimated. If not for trees, the diversity of life and the beauty of nature would be nowhere as vibrant as we find it today. Since the beginning, trees have furnished us with two of life’s essentials: food and oxygen.

Tiger Salamander: Leading Mankind

Aside from the red-legged frog made famous by Mark Twain’s classic fable about a jumping frog contest in Angels Camp, probably the second most famous amphibian in Calaveras County is the California tiger salamander.