Throwback Thursday... Sagehen Bug Camp!

So… this is admittedly not from the deep past. But as the weather cools, the days shorten, and we head into the last part of the year, it’s inevitable that we start to remember previous seasons and adventures of 2018 with fondness.

Here’s a photo gallery of the awesome bug camp we did with the Insect Sciences Museum of California (ISMC) in July 2018 at Sagehen Field Station in Truckee, CA. It was glorious… we spent 4 days looking at bugs, drawing bugs, photographing bugs, talking about bugs, and eating bugs (a little entomophagy to expand our palates)! We’re planning on partnering with ISMC to do it again in 2019, so stay tuned!

Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP Bioblitz

Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP Bioblitz

On September 21-23rd we helped run the 2nd annual Bioblitz for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks that coincided with the National Public Lands Day. A diverse group of participants showed up from Southern California and Northern California to help document what organisms were out and about in the park at the end of the summer season….

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Serpentine Sunsets - Ring Mountain

Serpentine Sunsets - Ring Mountain

This past Saturday a small group got to experience a very special evening on Ring Mountain in Tiburon, CA. Under the setting sun participants explored a serpentine habitat containing multiple rare plants including one of the most stunning wildflowers in California: Calochortus tiburonensis. After sunset, moth lights were use to examine what flying insects occur in the area…

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DIY Moth Light

DIY Moth Light

If you are attracted to seeing ephemeral organisms and like staying up late into the night doing so, moth lighting might be the past time you’ve been looking for. Don’t worry long hikes aren’t necessary, but there is a key piece of equipment that will make your new found sweat-less hobby more fruitful; a moth light....learn to build one here

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