Yearly Archives: 2014

Emergency Mushroom Walk to SAVE KNOWLAND PARK!

Have fun and sign the petition to Save Knowland Park! When: Sunday Dec 28, 2014 from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm Where: Knowland Park- we’ll meet at the Cameron Avenue entrance, a cul-de-sac off of Malcolm Avenue that dead-ends at the park. It’s fine to park … Continue reading

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Rockin’ Oakland: A Walk Along the Hayward Fault

By Paul Belz “This is something you’d see in a textbook, right here in Oakland,” Andrew Alden told a group of 50 explorers who stood near the entrance to the Oakland Zoo. He showed a creek that flowed from the … Continue reading

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Speak up to save Knowland Park- Tues, Nov 18 from 5:30-8 pm!

THIS IS IT: Last chance to protect Knowland Park! Please come to the Oakland City Council meeting on Tues 11/18 from 5:30 – 8 pm. Where: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Council Chambers, 3rd Floor Please RSVP here if you can attend: bit.ly/knowlandmeeting. … Continue reading

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For the love of moth…

By Constance Taylor Perusing the shelves of the library looking for reference books about moths, I couldn’t find a single one. There were books dedicated to termites, lobsters, crabs, coral, slugs & snails, the friggin’ kraken- the dozens of books … Continue reading

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Sausal Creek Watershed: Land of redwoods and fog

By Paul Belz “I’ve done over 2,000 tours of Oakland by walking, bike, any non-motorized way you can imagine,” Grey Kolevzon told group of 50 enthusiastic hikers. “This is one of my favorite places.” Our band of explorers had hiked … Continue reading

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Insect pinning with the Insect Sciences Museum of California

By Kevin Hong Kevin here! What is insect pinning? Simply put, it is the pinning of caught insect specimens into a case so that the specimens can be studied and displayed. It’s a method for naturalists to survey insect populations … Continue reading

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Dock fouling organisms at Jack London Square Marina

By Constance Taylor First of all, what the heck is a fouling organism? Essentially it’s all the stuff, native or introduced, that attaches itself to human-built structures to the point that it prevents those structures from functioning properly. At Jack … Continue reading

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Map making as a way of knowing

By Paul Belz Do people really know where we live? “I grew up in a rural area on the east coast,” Judy Goldhaft told an enthusiastic group of seekers. “When I got out here, I was astounded that I didn’t … Continue reading

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Buzzin’ Insect Ilustration with Tim Manolis

By Ellen Hong “I assume that the reason most of you guys are here is either that you already love drawing insects or that you want to learn how to,” naturalist and professional scientific illustrator Tim Manolis said, addressing the … Continue reading

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Saving Knowland Park, an Oakland Treasure

By Paul Belz “’Subtle’ is a good word for Knowland Park,” Laura Baker told a group of Saturday explorers. “It’s not in your face.” She pointed at purple needle grass, one of fourteen native grass species that grow in this … Continue reading

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