Hiking the Headlands with Snakes and St. Ann’s

By Stuart Thornton, National Geographic Roving Reporter “That’s a snake!” someone yells excitedly while attending a BioBlitz reptile inventory in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Marin Headlands. (Read more about GGNRA’s reptiles here!) Suddenly, students from Bridgeport, Connecticut’s St. Ann Academy try to glimpse the juvenile, foot-long specimen before it slithers out of sight. From then on, in this wetland restoration area overlooking Rodeo … Continue reading Hiking the Headlands with Snakes and St. Ann’s

Meet the Parks #BioBlitz2014

With their powers combined, the Golden Gate National Parks encompass more than 80,000 acres and 91 miles of shoreline along the northern California coast, and are home to an amazing array of biodiversity, including over half of the bird species of North America and nearly one-third of California’s plant species. Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, and Golden Gate National Recreation Area represent the vast … Continue reading Meet the Parks #BioBlitz2014

It’s Finally Here—BioBlitz 2014!

It’s time to get out and explore! The 2014 Bioblitz is this Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 in several national parks, including Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, and locations in Golden Gate National Recreation Area including the Giacomini wetlands, Muir Beach, the Marin Headlands, Crissy Field, the Presidio, Mori Point, and Rancho Corral de Tierra. A BioBlitz is a 24-hour … Continue reading It’s Finally Here—BioBlitz 2014!