Caring for the Island's Foxes
Between October and December, Conservancy Wildlife Biologist Emily Hamblen led a team that included Conservancy Conservation Operations Coordinator Becky Rudy and Dr. Peter Sharpe from the Institute for Wildlife Studies to study and care for the federally Threatened Catalina Island fox. Supplies including vaccines, syringes and blood draw vials for research, mite and flea medicine, radio collars, tick removal equipment, food for bait, and more, all needed to be gathered each morning while the moon still shines so that the first foxes of the day can be processed as soon as light reaches the Island. This year, more than 350 foxes were captured during the six weeks of fox trapping, resulting in nearly 300 vaccinated animals and the addition of 25 new radio collars for a total of 58 sentinel animals.

Well done to this hardworking team!
2021 Virtual Conservancy Ball
Join us virtually for the 25th Annual Conservancy Ball Under the Stars on April 25 to celebrate the Conservancy's work on Catalina Island. Sponsorships are on sale now and fuel our vital conservation, education and recreation programming. As celebrate this virtual milestone, you and fellow Conservancy supporters can participate in the event regardless of location. While we wish were able to celebrate together we are still planning on a lot of fun that you won't want to miss out on! Learn more about the Conservancy Ball.
Attention Young Learners!
Become a Junior Naturalist today. Catalina Junior Naturalist is a FREE online training course designed for individuals 8-15 years of age. Learners will read about the Island, watch quick videos, and be able to download engaging activities that are perfect for any location. They can even take a knowledge check at the end of the course to earn a personalized certificate. Participants learn about how Catalina was formed, facts about unique plants and animals, the history of people on the Island and how to respectfully explore nature. Sign up today!
Stay Safe Outdoors
The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden remains open, providing a safe opportunity to explore a piece of Catalina outdoors. The Garden incorporates both endemic, native and non-native plants, providing a chance to experience the variety that Catalina has to offer without leaving Avalon. The Memorial itself uses many Catalina materials including quarried stones, blue flagstone and Catalina tiles. Download a map of the Garden on the Conservancy website and deepen your knowledge with an accompanying Naturalist Guide. Learn more!