Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coyote Ridge Fieldtrip Details

Please join us for the second field trip of the Central CA Coast Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology.

When: Saturday, April 26, 1-5pm

Where: Coyote Ridge, south of San Jose.

What: Take a unique tour of Coyote Ridge led by Dr. Stuart Weiss who has been studying the ecology of these serpentine grasslands for many years. Coyote Ridge, adjacent to Highway 101 south of San Jose, is a major center of native biodiversity in the Bay Area, and has one of the highest concentrations of rare insects and plants in northern California. It is home to one of the best-studied insects in conservation biology, the threatened Bay checkerspot butterfly. The site is also a major focal point for conservation by the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan, which seeks to protect over 45,000 acres in Santa Clara County. Come learn about this fascinating ecosystem, the threats it faces, and the conservation planned to protect and enhance it.

How: To sign up for the trip and receive meeting place instructions via email, please visit: http://siliconvalleylc.org/coyoteridgehikes2008.html

For more information, contact Stuart Weiss at stu@creeksidescience.com

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