"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. The vertebrates (birds, reptiles, and mammals cover a larger geographic area)

Nature Further afield includes nature in other parts of California, Arizona, and other travels.