Announcements & Observations
Earth Day Nature Hike and Mini-BioBlitz on the Reserve
Join Reserve Naturalists on Earth Day (April 22, 2015) for an easy stroll and mini-BioBlitz on the UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve. Help us record (using the iNaturalist app) any birds, mammal, and plants that we see! The 6,500 acre Natural Reserve is adjacent to campus. Vernal pools flowers are in the midst of blooming! Coyotes and brush rabbits are often seen. A golden eagle may even be spotted. Bring a daypack with a water bottle, camera, binoculars, and a hat. If you have a smart phone, please download the iNaturalist app on your phone, and we will teach you how to use it! Meet at 9:00am sharp at the entrance gate on Rancher's Road, 500 yards north of the Student Services Building. No fee. Limited to 25, but a reservation is required. Open to all. To reserve a space and for more information, contact Mo Kolster at firstname.lastname@example.org.