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Rare Dragonfly Discovered in Truckee

The scientific community around Lake Tahoe is buzzing after an amazing discovery by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS). The non-profit organization was hosting a citizen science event in June in the Donner Lake area when participants discovered a Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera) dragonfly. The species was first discovered in the region over 100 […]

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Salmonella Outbreak in Finches Across Western States

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. February 3, 2021 – The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) and Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care (LTWC) are asking the public to be on the lookout for sick or dead finches associated with bird feeders.  Finches across the western states are dying from an outbreak of salmonellosis, a common and often fatal bird disease […]

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Record Number of Bald Eagles Spotted in Tahoe Institute for Natural Science’s Annual Count

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It’s a banner year for Bald Eagles in Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Institute of Natural Science (TINS) reports that a record number of 42 Bald Eagles were spotted during its annual survey. The previous high was 27 set in 2017. Approximately 200 volunteers also turned out for the event, double last […]

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