"Whenever I have found out that I have blundered, or that my work has been imperfect, and when I have been contemptuously criticised, and even when I have been overpraised, so that I have felt mortified, it has been my greatest comfort to say hundreds of times to myself that 'I have worked as hard and as well as I could, and no man can do more than this'.

I remember when in Good Success Bay, in Tierra del Fuego, thinking (and, I believe, that I wrote home to the effect) that I could not employ my life better than in adding a little to Natural Science."

~ Charles Darwin 1876

These sections show wildlife all within about an hour drive or less from Long Beach, California. Nature Further afield includes nature in other parts of California, Arizona, and other travels.
BirdsMore BirdsReptiles and AmphibiansMammalsInsectsSpiders and Other ArachnidsCreepy CrawliesTidepoolsPlantsFungi and FriendsNature Center Insect StudyLocal Places for NatureLocal EventsFlora and Fauna at Joshua Tree National ParkFlora and Fauna of Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkNature Further AfieldConcepts, Terminology, and Reference