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Last volunteer workday for the fall

For the last workday of the fall semester, volunteers removed a number of invasive woody plants, including: Tree Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca) This South American native was introduced to California about 100 years as a landscape plant. It produces the poisonous alkaloid anabasine and is very toxic to both humans and wildlife. Tree Tobacco is drought […]

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Clearing the lake trail

At the BFS Saturday workdays, volunteers not only improve habitat but also maintain and improve usability for students and researchers. For example, our first two workdays of the spring semester were dedicated to clearing the (badly overgrown) trail around pHake Lake and clearing brush from sites used by students to collect lake water for aquatic […]

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