Paul Heiple is a champion of restoring local ecosystems. For over 20 years, he’s been building a legacy of stewardship by educating others about the natural world. This month, we are celebrating his retirement from Grassroots Ecology.Read More
I knew I had to act fast to conserve our thistle population at Stulsaft park, so I proposed an ant survey to make sure the thistle’s seeds were being dispersed to ensure the plant’s longevity at the park.
The only problem was, I knew just two species of ants: the red ones and the black ones.Read More
Perhaps the real world embodiment of The Giving Tree, the tall and benevolent oak not only provides a shaded reprieve for the tired hiker, but is also unparalleled in its ability to grant food, water, shelter, and protection for wildlife. But like many wild things, our mighty oaks are threatened by a rapidly changing world.Read More
“What’s that?” asked a curious fourth grade student. We were standing on the bridge over San Francisquito Creek near El Palo Alto Park, where a class from a nearby Palo Alto elementary school had gathered to learn about the history of the park and to plant native plants along the path.Read More