Category: Topoclimatic Studies
The Bay Checkerspot Butterfly Returns to San Bruno Mountain!
The federally threatened Bay checkerspot butterfly was extirpated from San Bruno Mountain in the mid 1980s. On March 2 and 3 2017, Creekside Science biologists collected 3630 caterpillars from Coyote Ridge in San Jose and released them on the main ridge of San Bruno Mountain. The larvae immediately started munching English plantain, a non-native used by…
Fine-scale modeling of bristlecone pine treeline position in the Great Basin, USA
A multi-year collaboration between Western Washington University (Andrew Bunn, Jamis Bruening, Tyler Tran), The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at University of Arizona (Matthew Salzer) and Creekside Science (Stu Weiss, Jimmy Quenelle) culminates with the publication of this paper! bruening_2017_environ-_res-_lett-_12_014008 It was an honor to work with this dedicated team over time and over diverse terrain,…