Over the past few weeks we have been spending a lot of time learning about animals and their habitats at Jasper Ridge. After hiking around Jasper Ridge, students had the chance to each place camera trap in an area of their choice to try to capture pictures of their favorite animals. Some students hoped for pictures of turkeys, others were more focused on bobcats. Once placing the camera traps we left them for a week to see which animals would walk by. In the camera traps students caught pictures of turkeys, deer, bobcats, birds, and even a cougar!
A big thank you to Jeff Chin-Sell for coming along on these past two trips and for always supporting MERO and our students!
Students hike through the Redwood grove in Jasper Ridge scouting out great animal habitats.
The group after placing the camera traps.
Students were very excited to see that Alexander's camera trap picked up a bobcat!
Jugeyling's camera trap caught a cougar eating!
Welcome to El Mero Mero, the official blog of Menlo-Atherton Ecology Research Outdoors (MERO). Founded in 2017, MERO is a free, after-school environmental education program for high school English Language Learners that gets students outside doing ecology. El Mero Mero is Spanish for "the best" or "legit", which is exactly the kind of science we do in the MERO program!