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Lagunita Naturalist Program

Lagunita is a natural depression on Stanford campus that usually fills with water from the winter rains and dries up during summer. The small seasonal wetland attracts an abundance of wildlife, including birds, frogs, toads, and snakes. Because Lagunita is surrounded by campus residences and ringed by a popular jogging and walking trail, it is an ideal spot for educating and engaging the wider community about local ecology and conservation. Come visit our staff and volunteers on weekends in the late winter and spring at our table near the Lagunita fire-pit to learn more about Stanford's biodiverse fauna. You might even meet a few live critters up close!

If you're interested in volunteering as a Lagunita Naturalist or want to learn more about the program, please contact

Photos: A team of Earth Day volunteers celebrate a successful morning of removing invasive weeds at the Stanford Dish Trail; Ann Lambrecht, a major contributor to the Conservation Program's plant community mapping project, admires a California bee plant (Scrophularia californica); Stanley Gu, a Stanford student and Lagunita Naturalist volunteer, installs signs around Lake Lagunita that encourage passersby to protect native fauna.