The Obscure Species Club

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What do delta green ground beetles, valley elderberry longhorn beetles, Butte County meadowfoam, vernal pool tadpool and fairy shrimp, and fleshy owl’s-clover have in common? They’re all either threatened or endangered species found in California, and it’s their turn to feel seen! They may not be as big or fluffy as our most well-known listed species, but these species are important, too. Join Sprite, the vernal pool fairy shrimp, at the Obscure Species Club as the underdogs try to figure out how to get their share of attention and love. 

Want to learn more about California's listed species that you may never have heard of? You can start here

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Endangered and/or Threatened species