The Dirt: Recent News & Articles
Oct 5 2019
Ecologists Rich Seymour and Mike Westphal wade
upstream beneath a dense swath of poison oak
to search for frogs.
Late August twilights have an air of ritual in the hills surrounding Stanford. Light fades away over a quiet campus; raccoons, possums, and other furry quadrupeds perk up; and Richard...
May 21 2019
Join Stanford’s Conservation Program for a beautiful morning of removing invasive mustard and thistle in one of our important conservation areas just off the Dish Hiking Trail from 9:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, June 1st! This is an open call, so whether you can help for an hour or the whole...
Apr 15 2019
Photos clockwise from left: Julia getting ready to weigh a California tiger salamander (K. Preston); a California tiger salamander waiting to be processed (E. Adelsheim), Narrow-leaved mules ears (E. Adelsheim)
By Julia C. Lee
My first day with the Conservation Program was actually as a volunteer...
Apr 12 2019
A California red-legged frog egg mass observed in the field. (J. Holback)
By Johannah Farner
In the first weeks of spring, California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii) emerge from subterranean refugia to warm their cold blood in the sun and lay eggs in deep, still pools of water with plenty of...
Jan 14 2019
Start off the new year in the outdoors! Join Stanford’s Conservation Program for a morning of planting native plant plugs along the Dish Trail from 9:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, January 19th! This is an open call, so whether you can help for an hour or the whole duration, feel free to show up when...