April 7th, 2014: Learning Along the River, Week 4

This week we had the pleasure of discussing riparian fauna with local wildlife biologist Brian Dugas from Terra Verde Environmental Consulting.  He brought some amazing skulls, birds nests, owl pellets and even a grey fox! The kids examined the skulls and considered adaptations each animal has to successfully compete for resources. After the discussion we hiked along the Salinas River to find evidence of riparian fauna and chat about human impact on those creatures and their habitats. Students had the chance to peak through binoculars to get a closer look at our avian friends. We made sure to leave only footprints and take only photographs to help preserve this awesome place.

fox and skull demonstration
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