Woodrats: A Home for the Holidays

Rats? Ew, gross. That's a pretty typical response when thinking about rats. But maybe that's because you've never met a dusky-footed woodrat. They're actually quite civilized. Curious? Learn more here!

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Why does rain smell so good?

Take a good sniff! Doesn't rain smell so good? But where does that great smell come from? Find the answers here.

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Listening for Marbled Murrelets

New technology helped us confirm the presence of marbled murrelets at POST-protected San Vicente Redwoods for the first time since 1914. But where do we go from here?

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Yes, in my backyard!

When you picture “wildlife habitat” a backyard is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Dr. Nicole Heller, our Director of Conservation Science, shares her go-to rules for landscaping that will help native Californian species flourish.

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Watersheds of the Peninsula in 90 Seconds

In this video, Dr. Nicole Heller, POST’s former Director of Conservation Science, explains our local watersheds, why they’re important and some of the best places to get out and explore them for yourself. Oh, and she does all that in 90 seconds!

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Ant Squad to the Rescue

Twice a year a volunteer group called the “Ant Squad” comes together to survey Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve just West of Palo Alto, CA. This long-term monitoring team is helping us to better understand the long-term impact of invasive insects on natural systems.

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Indigenous Stewardship and Conservation In A Changing World

How did Native Americans influence the ecosystems of the Peninsula? What can we learn from those interactions and how do we apply what we are learning? We answer these questions and more...

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