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The California Department of Fish & Wildlife has declared June 2 – June 10 “California Invasive Species Action Week“, so Saturday, June 9, was the perfect day to have Sustainable Claremont’s Green Crew to the BFS to learn about and remove invasive plants. After an introduction to the BFS and some of our invasive plant […]

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A Plenitude of Papers!

Since our last publication update in August 2016, BFS researchers have been very active indeed. We’ve posted seventeen new peer-reviewed articles and conference papers on the BFS website! The new publications report research on a wide variety of projects, including carbon and nitrogen storage in soil, effects of drought on bird species richness, a revised […]

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This year 14 seniors across the Claremont Colleges did research for their senior theses at the BFS. On April 25, the BFS held a senior thesis research symposium where seniors presented their thesis research in posters and oral presentations so all these students would have an opportunity to find out about all the other senior […]

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On Saturday, April 21, the BFS is hosting a variety of tours for the Claremont Community in celebration of Earth Day 2018. A list and description of the different tour options is below. We do expect that tours will fill up quickly, so please sign up as soon as possible (see links to tour sign-ups […]

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And the winner is…

Just in time for the Academy Awards, the Karnovsky Lab has just released this video of the vertebrate stars of the BFS captured by their wildlife cams:     Enjoy! For more about the vertebrate monitoring program, check out the PRISSM website.

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Lots of useful BFS bird data are available on eBird, a public repository of bird records sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. The BFS has been designated as an eBird “Hotspot”, and you can go directly to the Bernard Field Station Hotspot page, which shows the full list of […]

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Updates to the BFS Bird List

We’ve recently made some substatial updates to the online BFS Bird List. Here they are (with a sampling of photos of BFS bird life: Two new species have been added added to the list: Brewer’s Sparrow White-faced Ibis The taxonomy has been updated to current usage according to the latest AOU Checklist of North and […]

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The Bee Lab drone checks out the burn!

The day after the 2017 Foothill Fire, a small group was allowed into the field station to assess damage. Among the group were members of Prof. Matina Donaldson-Matasci‘s Bee Lab at Harvey Mudd Collge, whose bee hives narrowly escaped the fire thanks to the work of the firefighters. The Bee Lab group included HMC student […]

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Fire at the BFS!

Late in the afternoon of May 18, a fire started inside the BFS fence along College Avenue. Although the fire was thought to have been quickly extinguished, the wind came up and blew embers east so that the fire quickly spread to pHake Lake and along the south shore of the lake. The fire eventually […]

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Scenes from Earth Day 2017

Here are some scenes from this year’s Bernard Field Station Earth Day Celebration for the Claremont Community: One of the most popular events was the Family Science tour. At the Invertebrate Station, BFS Director Marty Meyer introduced families to some of the invertebrates at the field station, including millipedes, centipedes, beetles, and snails. Families got […]

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