Hey all you future stewards, welcome! Come and learn with Kit and Burt!
“Are you a student looking for information about biology, plant or earth science?
Are you interested in learning more about nature and all the creatures and features that live in it?
Then this is the place for you! Welcome to the Citizen Scientist Program.
My name is Kit the San Joaquin Kit Fox, and this is my friend Burt the Burrowing Owl. We are California state-listed endangered species.
We are here to help you learn more about us and the other animals and plants that live here in California – and why protecting our natural habitat is so important. We’ll even tell you what “stewardship” means so you can become a steward of the environment, too!
Become a Citizen Scientist like us!
LEARN ABOUT THE REAL BURT HERE
Burrowing Owls (Athenecunicularia) are light brown in color with white spots and can be distinguished by their long legs and yellow eyes. Unlike most raptor species, female Burrowing Owls are smaller than males.
LEARN ABOUT THE REAL KIT HERE
The kit fox (VulpesMacrotis) is the smallest of the canid species in North America, weighing about 4 to 5 pounds on average. They can be distinguished by their large ears and bushy, black-tipped tail.