Nature Notes

Welcome to Nature Notes. Here you will find stories and updates from Environmental Volunteers programs and see natural science education in action. Stay tuned as we add more content!

Slime Mold

By: EV Staff Imagine taking a Bay Area winter hike and seeing this: Photo by: Kelly Graham (“eggs”) Photo by: Kelly Graham (“dog vomit”)... Read More

Native Gardens

At the EcoCenter in Palo Alto, CA In November, 2021; Environmental Volunteers had the pleasure of Juanita Salisbury, a California Native Garden residential and commercial landscape architect help design and... Read More

Gifts from the Kitchen

As we navigate what-is-safe with our family and friends this holiday season, we can all agree the next best thing to a hug are yummy treats from the kitchen. Enjoy... Read More

Birding at Foothills Nature Preserve

BY DIANE MCCOY AND EVE MEIER View from Foothills Nature Preserve A lake for winter ducks and summer swallows, a panoramic vista for soaring hawks and cruising vultures, redwoods and... Read More

Minimalist Backpacking

by: Emma Cieslik Hello! My name is Emma Cieslik and I am an Education Intern this year! I am a Junior at Santa Clara University and I love hiking and... Read More

Cooley Landing Trail Loop

Nestled behind the Palo Alto Airport hides a gem of an outdoor opportunity for all ages; the EcoCenter in Palo Alto Baylands. This public nature center... Read More

It’s an Entangled Life for Fungi

The “Entangled Life” by Merlin Sheldrake is a book about fungi and its effect in the world. As many people learn when they take biology in high school, nature and... Read More