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The UC Merced Weather Station is Online!

This last storm brought a wonderful amount of rain to the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve (2.45 inches!), increasing our total rainfall this season to 3.66 inches.  It not only is exciting to see water falling from the sky, but it is also exciting that all users can now get up-to-date information on local campus weather through a new weblink.

 

 

Listen Up: Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve on RadioBio!

By Lillie Pennington, PhD student, Environmental Systems Graduate Group, UC Merced                                                                                             

The Christmas Bird Count on the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve, by Nathan Parmeter

On December 21st, 2017, a small group entered the Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve (MVPGR), armed with cameras, identification guides, binoculars and spotterscopes. The group was part of a larger group of birdwatchers in eastern Merced County, scouring the land for birds in an area ranging from the UC campus to Lake McSwain in Mariposa County.

UC California Naturalist Certification Program- Registration and Scholarship Deadlines Extended!

Now is your chance to become a California Naturalist!! Registration is open and scholarships from the Upper Merced River Watershed Council are available!
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