That's right! We had heard rumors of some recent cougar sightings at Jasper Ridge, so we decided to go out looking for them. Two weeks ago our students set up eight camera traps to get a better idea of what might be lurking in the oak woodlands we hike through each week. On Tuesday, we went back to recover the camera traps to see what we found. Scroll down to see some of our favorites!
Elisa showing off her camera. Low to the ground to catch anything walking by.
Marco putting in the memory card and turning on his camera.
Downloading the photos onto the computer.....the suspense is killing me!
A male wild turkey strutting his stuff
A grey fox peeking around a tree which fell down the night before.
A female mule deer enjoying the lush spring grass. And now for the coup de grace!
A bobcat on the prowl! And checkout the time in the bottom-right corner. It shows up just a minute later at a different camera in the next photo!
Say cheese! Thanks for making it through all the way to the end!
Welcome to La Mera Ciencia, 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. Mero (or mera for feminine words like ciencia) is Spanish for "legit" or "the real thing", which is exactly the kind of science we do in the MERO program!