Field Notes Blog

July 14, 2015

Win POST Gear in Our Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Let POST inspire your outdoor adventures this summer by joining in our open space scavenger hunt on POST-protected properties right here on the Peninsula.


July 30, 2015

Hiking Quiz Answers

How did you do on our Hiking Knowledge Quiz? Check your answers and let us know!


July 28, 2015

Test your hiking knowledge with this short quiz!

Do you know what are the classic 10 essentials for hikers? This and other questions will test your hiking knowledge.

July 1, 2015

Stroll, Hike and Trek: Our New Digital Book of Hikes!

Looking for the perfect hike? We've got you covered!


July 1, 2015

Your Summer Stargazing Guide

Summer nights are practically invitations to go stargazing...


June 25, 2015

Notes from the Field: June

Happy summer! June was a month of reflecting on where we've been, planning for the future, and dealing with the drought in the present here in the Peninsula. Here's what's been happening in the land conservation world this past month...


June 19, 2015

POST's Summer Reading List Part 2

Here's the second half of our summer reading list, featuring books on human experiences in nature and history


June 19, 2015

POST's Summer Reading List Part 1

What better way to spend a relaxing summer afternoon than to read a book on the beach? POST staffers love both reading and spending time outdoors, and want to share that love with you with this list of their must-read books (part one of two).


June 12, 2015

Alex's Reflection

Reflecting on my POST internship, three projects strike me as particularly rewarding.


June 9, 2015

Fighting Nature Deficit Disorder

Topics: Hiking & Recreation, Land Projects

If you’re reading this, you likely know first-hand the restorative benefits of an afternoon spent outside. In fact, the intangible scenic and spiritual effects of open spaces often motivate conservation work just as much as ecological research does.


June 1, 2015

The Berry-good Berry

Topics: Coastal Lands, Farmland, Food, Trees & Plants

Now is the time when local fruits and vegetables make their mark.


June 1, 2015

Notes from the Field: May

Topics: News

Welcome to Field Notes’ second monthly link roundup! During the last week of each month, check Field Notes to learn what’s happening in the world of local land conservation.


May 18, 2015

A POST Education: Krystel’s Reflection

Topics: POST People

In my short three months at POST, I learned a lot about the inner-workings of a medium-sized non-profit.


May 14, 2015

POST My Ride

Topics: POST People

Happy Bike to Work Day! Since 1956, thousands of people have taken to their bikes for their commute on this May holiday.


May 6, 2015

Get Your Veggies

Topics: Food, Trees & Plants

Think about a small village on the San Mateo Coast in say, 1850. Now think about the households in that community. What did they eat for dinner?


May 5, 2015

Poison Oak: What You Need to Know

Topics: Hiking & Recreation, Trees & Plants

As a poison oak sufferer, I always assumed everyone knew how to identify a patch of the plant, but recently heard a fellow hiker admit they didn’t know what it looked like! So I did some research.


April 29, 2015

Notes from the Field: April

Topics: News

Welcome to Field Notes’ first monthly link roundup! At the end of each month, check Field Notes to learn what’s happening in the world of local land conservation.


April 24, 2015

Arbor Day: The First Tree Huggers

Topics: Redwoods, Trees & Plants

When you hear "tree hugger," do you think "darn hippies!" or "that’s me!" or somewhere in between? Whatever your opinion of the term, it describes people who identify as environmentalists and advocate sustainable lifestyles.


April 22, 2015

Why I Support POST - Harvey’s Memorial for Gina

Topics: Donors, POST People

As a fellow supporter of Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), I want to share my story with you.


April 13, 2015

Reconnecting the Dots: An Earth Month Reflection

Topics: POST People

This past weekend, I visited Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas for the first time in years. While others may not find it to be the most extraordinary bit of open space in the Bay Area, it’s a park that holds a very special place in my heart.


March 30, 2015

Celebrating Cesar Chavez Day with POST-Protected Farms

Topics: Farmland, Land Projects

This Cesar Chavez Day, we’re celebrating all the farmers and farm workers that work so hard to make California’s agricultural output the nation’s largest.


March 16, 2015

5 Reasons Why Redwoods Are (Ecologically) the Coolest

Topics: Redwoods, Trees & Plants

POST recently met its $50 million fundraising goal for the Heart of the Redwoods campaign six months ahead of schedule, and it’s not hard to see why our supporters are so excited about saving the redwoods...


February 3, 2015

Reflections from Walter

Topics: Land Projects, POST People, Redwoods

POST supporters and advocates make our work possible. Whether making a donation, leading a hike, telling a friend about our work, or liking us on Facebook, we have many people cheering us on.