LATO News & Views

This is the place to find out what’s happening at our public partner schools, on our nature trails and in the communities we serve throughout San Luis Obispo County. Oak Ambassador alumni (trained junior oak nature guides) and volunteer docents will occasionally share their perspectives on their trail experiences and world.
Nearby nature ~ Amazing photos taken in Big Sur

Nearby nature ~ Amazing photos taken in Big Sur

California condors need our help

California condors need our help

Winter visitors

Winter visitors

Honors for Oak Ambassador Alumnus Nathan Sharon

Honors for Oak Ambassador Alumnus Nathan Sharon

Basic Birding Skills for Oak Ambassadors and Docents

Best of 2015

Best of 2015

Fun with Fungi

Fun with Fungi

Bewitching butter

Bewitching butter

Ants: The Invisible Majority

Welcome new Cal Poly Intern Erika Flickner!

Welcome new Cal Poly Intern Erika Flickner!

The spider that hunts like a cat and spits venom!

The spider that hunts like a cat and spits venom!

The strange case of the blue bug that’s not a bug

The strange case of the blue bug that’s not a bug

Snail surprise in Santa Margarita

Snail surprise in Santa Margarita

Orb-weaving wonders

Orb-weaving wonders

LATO Wildlife Camera Team Training

LATO Wildlife Camera Team Training

Hats off to Cal Poly WOW groups!

Hats off to Cal Poly WOW groups!

Going Wild at Jr. Ranger Camp!

Going Wild at Jr. Ranger Camp!

LATO Volunteers and Friends Summer Fun

LATO Volunteers and Friends Summer Fun

LATO display maker in the news

LATO display maker in the news

Another year of great teamwork, friendship and fun ~ Thanks to LATO volunteers and supporters!

Another year of great teamwork, friendship and fun ~ Thanks to LATO volunteers and supporters!

Eyes on majestic bald eagles

Eyes on majestic bald eagles

Salute to the California Conservation Corps!

Salute to the California Conservation Corps!

Butterfly catches eyes of BioBlitz hikers

Butterfly catches eyes of BioBlitz hikers

Indian Milkweed (also commonly called Woolly Milkweed) provides food for hungry caterpillars

Indian Milkweed (also commonly called Woolly Milkweed) provides food for hungry caterpillars

White-breasted Nuthatch has a fitting name

White-breasted Nuthatch has a fitting name

Ash-throated Flycatchers are busy now

Ash-throated Flycatchers are busy now

Bushtit nest discovery

Bushtit nest discovery

Quail chicks on the move

Quail chicks on the move

The curious Western grey squirrel

The curious Western grey squirrel

Oak titmouse family has fledged!

Oak titmouse family has fledged!

Oak Ambassador Class VI Graduation!

Oak Ambassador Class VI Graduation!

Ladybird beetles everywhere!

Ladybird beetles everywhere!

Welcome spring!

Welcome spring!

Monarch butterflies need our help

Monarch butterflies need our help

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Old oak home for a barn owl

Old oak home for a barn owl

Oaks have flowers, too!

Oaks have flowers, too!

Oak Ambassadors at the State Capitol

Oak Ambassadors at the State Capitol

Let’s hike and learn among the oaks

Let’s hike and learn among the oaks

canopy wonders

canopy wonders