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Feeling Proactive in a Time of Drought: Don’t Panic, Plant Natives!

Feeling Proactive in a Time of Drought: Don’t Panic, Plant Natives!

With our unusually dry winter, you might be wondering what you can do at home to help reduce water usage. Liz Ponzini (Manager of the Tennessee Valley Nursery) shares her expertise, and tips you can use in your own backyard! more >>


March 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Little Changes, Big Problems? Why Phenology Matters

Little Changes, Big Problems? Why Phenology Matters

Repeated over time, warm and dry winters alter the timing of natural events such as flower blooms, and those changes can produce a ripple effect throughout the food web. Learn more about phenology—the study of seasonal phenomena and how they’re affected by climate change. more >>


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Participate in BioBlitz

Feeling Proactive in a Time of Drought: Don’t Panic, Plant Natives!

You don’t need a Seussian doctorate to celebrate BioBlitz (March 28–29)—just a love of learning about all the organisms in our parks! Participate in a species inventory, enjoy the Biodiversity Festival, attend special programs, or volunteer alongside event staff. We’re “counting” on you to make Golden Gate’s BioBlitz the best one yet! more >>


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Beyond BioBlitz: Project WISE Youth Bring Science to the Parks

Beyond BioBlitz: Project WISE Youth Bring Science to the Parks

Two weeks before thousands of naturalists and community volunteers perform species inventories in the parks during BioBlitz, a group of high school students will unveil their own hands-on, citizen-science research. Learn how they’re getting “wise” to environmental issues. more >>


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Bioblitz: Test Your Species Spotting Skills

Bioblitz: Test Your Species Spotting Skills

Bioblitz (March 28–29) offers the entire community a chance to appreciate the full biodiversity of our parks, all across life’s spectrum. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity to tally species—and take a colorful quiz to test your organism ID skills! more >>


February 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Native Plants for the Not-So-Hallmark Holiday

Bleeding Heart - Geral and Buff Corsi, photo by California Academy of Sciences

Valentine’s Day not exactly your favorite holiday? Just for you incurable curmudgeons—here’s a bouquet of plants with some less-than-romantic names that you certainly won’t be hearing about in any love sonnet. more >>


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Wave of Change at Rodeo Beach

Coastal Hedgenettle

Once a dairy farm, later an Army parade ground, and now an overflow parking area, the “surfer’s lot” at Rodeo Beach is being transformed. Learn more about the project, and some of the plants—grown by the Marin Headlands Nursery—that will help restore wildlife habitat. more >>


January 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

The Future is Planted at Muir Beach

Volunteer plants on MLK Day of Service

In mid-December, Muir Beach will reopen to visitors, who will enjoy new amenities, improved access, and restored habitat. They will also see a “barren” landscape of jute fabric—under which lies a bright future for this beloved park site. more >>


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Acorn Gathering: A Fall Tradition with a Long History

Acorns

Along with preparing plants for the busy winter planting season, nursery staff members are also keeping their eyes peeled for a signature seed of the season: acorns! Vital to our restoration efforts in the parks, they’re also important to the indigenous Ohlone tribes of the area. more >>


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Golden Gate Selected for the 2014 National Geographic BioBlitz

Black-tailed deer (Jessica Weinberg)

The Golden Gate National Parks have been selected for the next BioBlitz, an opportunity for the public to participate in documenting the parks’ amazing biodiversity. Mark your calendars for two days of fun, exploration, and science on March 28–29, 2014! more >>


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