BioBlitz 2014: One for the Record Books

Guest blogger Dayne Weber is a social media contractor with National Geographic Education. She is a former National Geographic Geography Intern who loves maps and water, and believes geography is an important subject because it informs every interaction we have with each other and the world.  On March 28-29 the National Park Service, National Geographic Society, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust … Continue reading BioBlitz 2014: One for the Record Books

Muir Woods Mammals and More

By Stuart Thornton, National Geographic Roving Reporter, with editorial graffiti by his editor It is nighttime in Muir Woods National Park, and we wonder what animals might be scampering around under the giant redwood trees.   Before heading out on the two-mile loop around the park, the leader of our BioBlitz “Mammals and More” inventory hike, Dave MacKenzie, says that it is possible to see … Continue reading Muir Woods Mammals and More

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

The Wonderful Thing About Otters

The tune for this short-and-silly song borrows from one sung by a close relative of the otter, this one indigenous to the Hundred Acre Wood. Apologies to the peerless Sherman brothers. The wonderful thing about otters is otters are wonderful things! There’s fur on the end of their paw-us to cling to rocks and rings! They’re slippery, slide-y, wet and dry-y Fun, fun, fun, fun, … Continue reading The Wonderful Thing About Otters

These are a few of my favorite birds

Every year at BioBlitz, National Geographic and the U.S. National Park Service rally to get people young and old to explore the wild spaces around them during a whirlwind 24-hour search to identify every species they can find. In advance of our next event in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, March 28-29, 2014, we’re already exploring stories of the life and lands of northern California. Learn … Continue reading These are a few of my favorite birds