Nature Notes

Welcome to Nature Notes. Here you will find stories and updates from Environmental Volunteers programs and see natural science education in action. Stay tuned as we add more content!

Birding at Foothills Nature Preserve

BY DIANE MCCOY AND EVE MEIER View from Foothills Nature Preserve A lake for winter ducks and summer swallows, a panoramic vista for soaring hawks and cruising vultures, redwoods and... Read More

Minimalist Backpacking

by: Emma Cieslik Hello! My name is Emma Cieslik and I am an Education Intern this year! I am a Junior at Santa Clara University and I love hiking and... Read More

Cooley Landing Trail Loop

Nestled behind the Palo Alto Airport hides a gem of an outdoor opportunity for all ages; the EcoCenter in Palo Alto Baylands. This public nature center... Read More

It’s an Entangled Life for Fungi

The “Entangled Life” by Merlin Sheldrake is a book about fungi and its effect in the world. As many people learn when they take biology in high school, nature and... Read More

Low Tide Ecology

On June 27th, children, parents, walkers, hikers, bikers, and nature lovers flocked to the Environmental Volunteers’ Low Tide Ecology event in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. It was a... Read More

Nature Poetry and beyond

Hi everyone! My name is Maya Xu, and I’m a current senior at Crystal Springs Uplands School. I started at Crystal when I moved to the Bay Area from Hong... Read More