Local Adventures

Slime Mold

Slime MoldBy: EV StaffImagine taking a Bay Area winter hike and seeing this:Photo by: Kelly Graham (“eggs”)What you’re looking at are unrelated eukaryotic organisms informally called Slime Mold, a brainless, single-celled organism. There are over 900 species of slime...

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Birding at Foothills Nature Preserve

Birding at Foothills Nature PreserveBY DIANE MCCOY AND EVE MEIER View from Foothills Nature PreserveA lake for winter ducks and summer swallows, a panoramic vista for soaring hawks and cruising vultures, redwoods and oaks for woodpeckers, juncos, and bluebirds, and...

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Book Review – THE CALIFORNIA FIELD ATLAS

Book Review – THE CALIFORNIA FIELD ATLASBy Obi Kaufmann Obi Kaufmann’s California Field Atlas is a creation of the heart.  It is an atlas, field guide, history, and art all rolled into one, and we are the luckier for it. Kaufmann describes his book this way: “This...

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Fall Birding at the Emily Renzell Ponds

Fall Birding at the Emily Renzell PondsGadwallThe fall birding season is shaping up at Emily Renzell Ponds. With, thankfully, blue skies and cooler temps there’s lots to see. Hundreds of ducks will greet you as you arrive at the north pond and the surrounding...

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Outdoor Adventures at Fremont Older

Outdoor Adventures at Fremont OlderCalling all hiking enthusiasts! If you live in West San Jose near Miller Middle School or Lynbrook High School, I recommend hiking in the Fremont Older park. In this park, there are endless trails and there are signs indicating one...

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Being in the Woods: A Huddart Park Story

Woodside California On a bright spring morning, 2nd graders from Addison School in Palo Alto traveled to Huddart Park for a field trip with Environmental Volunteers. They were bursting with excitement for their 2-hour nature hike, where they would discover the plants,...

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