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First volunteer workday of 2016-2017

The first BFS Volunteer workday for 2016-2017 academic year was held Saturday, September 17, when 14 volunteers, including Claremont Colleges faculty and students, Citrus College students, and community members, cleared cattails from the south shore of pHake Lake, where this heavily used lake access point had become almost unusable. Here are some photos of the […]

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If you’re curious about what went on at the BFS this past academic year, you can check out the “Robert J. Bernard Field Station 2015-16 Annual Report”, which is posted on our website. We’ve also posted research publications for the 2015-2016 academic year, including six peer-reviewed journal articles and five senior theses. Do check them […]

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Preliminary BFS Bryophyte List posted

We have a new addition to our lists of biota of the BFS – a preliminary list of bryophytes, including 10 types of moss and 4 different liverworts. The list was generated by an introductory level bryophytes class offered on February 20-21, 2016, by the Rancho Sanata Ana Botanic Garden and taught by Dr. Paul […]

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Spring into Summer

This year most of the BFS wilflowers were finished blooming by May, but a couple our more spectacular flowers bloomed in June, after most of the students were gone for the summer. Chaparral Yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei), also known as Our Lord’s Candle and Spanish Bayonet, grows in foothills and valleys of California and northern Baja […]

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Scenes from our Earth Day Celebration

Over 100 community members attended the third annual BFS Earth Day Celebration on April 23. Here are a few snapshots from the event:                

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On April 23, 2016, the BFS will host a variety of tours for the Claremont Community in celebration of Earth Day 2016. Everyone is invited! To ensure that all participants are provided a wonderful experience, tour size is limited and pre-registration is required for all tours. Tour options include: Bird-watching Tour General Tour of the […]

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Volunteer workdays resume February 6

BFS volunteer workdays will resume for the spring semester on Saturday, February 6. Although we had originally planned to start on January 16, the cold weather has slowed the growth of the annual weeds that occupy most of our spring workdays, and currently there are not enough weeds to pull! So relax for a few […]

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New BFS research publications posted

How do mites and snails that cope with extreme heat and desiccation in soil at the BFS? How can underwater robots track fish in 3D? How do ant species at the BFS differ among habitats, and how do they compare to ants found in adjacent suburbia? The answers to these and many other questions can […]

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We’ve recently updated the BFS Plant List. Here are the changes: NEW ADDITIONS: Eleven new plants have been added to the list – five natives, four non-natives, and two California native that appear to have been planted – it seems that someone has been seeding the parkway with wildflowers! They new additions are: • Sunflower […]

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BIG BFS Invertebrate Update!

The BFS invert list has just undergone a major update! Since Summer 2009, when we posted our first draft of the BFS Invertebrate List with 169 taxa, we have periodically been adding to the list, and this addition is big! Since our last update, we have added 170 new taxa – more than on the […]

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