Natural History Club at San Diego State University

Natural History Club at San Diego State University To educate the community on topics related to the natural history of southern California via monthly meetings, guest seminars, and field outings.
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Fauna del Noroeste is having a workshop on Baja California Amphibians and Reptiles including a trip to Sierra San Pendro...
02/14/2019
Abril

Fauna del Noroeste is having a workshop on Baja California Amphibians and Reptiles including a trip to Sierra San Pendro Martir! This would be great for the resume!
https://www.faunadelnoroeste.org/noticias/

¡Taller de anfibios y reptiles 2019! ¿Cuándo? Sesión A) 12 al 15 de Marzo del 2019 Sesión B) 9 al 12 de abril del 2019 ¿Dónde?: Rancho Meling, Sierra San Pedro Mártir. Ensenada Baja California. Los invitamos este 9-12 de Abril a asistir a el taller de anfibios y reptiles el cual podrás ver ...

Hundreds of Cedar Waxwings on campus this morning
11/27/2018

Hundreds of Cedar Waxwings on campus this morning

Body snatcher! Not only is it a horror movie classic, it’s also the topic of today’s club meeting 🎃🍂 come learn about so...
10/23/2018

Body snatcher! Not only is it a horror movie classic, it’s also the topic of today’s club meeting 🎃🍂 come learn about some creepy critters at 5pm in LSN 269!!

Food and drink are also provided

Hello zoology club members! Our next meeting is TODAY at 5pm— We’ll have pizza for you all, as well as some ways excitin...
10/09/2018

Hello zoology club members! Our next meeting is TODAY at 5pm—

We’ll have pizza for you all, as well as some ways exciting ways to document the flora and fauna you see every day! 🐝🌻

Please bring $10 for club dues so we can continue planning some great events, & we’ll see you there!

Reminder: our last field trip of the year is here!For the last day of the City Nature Challenge, the NHC is hosting a gr...
04/30/2018

Reminder: our last field trip of the year is here!

For the last day of the City Nature Challenge, the NHC is hosting a grunion run TONIGHT at 10:15pm 🐟

If you would like to car pool, you can meet us at Lot 16/A on campus by 9:15pm. Or if you catch your own ride, find us at 8300 Camino Del Oro by 9:45 so we can walk down to the shore.

Be sure to grab your jeans, jackets, and flashlights. We’ll see you there!

The NHC is going camping!!Join us in observing Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve's many species 🐍🌾From 12:00pm on Satur...
04/05/2018

The NHC is going camping!!
Join us in observing Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve's many species 🐍🌾

From 12:00pm on Saturday, April 7th, to 12:00pm Sunday, April 8th, we will be on a mission to find, identify, and log as many organisms as possible.

Participants are able to join us any time between these hours, HOWEVER, you must sign a liability waiver to do so! Also, note that the property is locked -- you must tell us you are coming so we can let you in.
If you would like to stay for the full event, we will be camping overnight at the field station.

SMER is an SDSU-owned property and is not open to the public. Don't miss this great opportunity to explore native plants and wildlife in a preserved ecosystem!

If you are interested, please email us at naturalhistorysdsu 'at' gmail 'dot' com and we can get the waiver & event details to you. We hope to hear from you!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for some friendly competition? Join us TODAY from 3pm to 6pm for our kickball match -- mor...
03/15/2018

Hello everyone! Are you ready for some friendly competition? Join us TODAY from 3pm to 6pm for our kickball match -- more info below!!

-We will be meeting at 2:45 in front of the ARC
-Please bring water, athletic attire, and running shoes
-If you can, bring one plain and one colorful shirt to help clarify teams
-Feel free to bring your friends with you!!

01/13/2018
retire.sdsu.edu

Casey Richart and Dr. Kevin Burns recently wrote a short article on birding SDSU. The article is on page 10. I hope more natural history was part of y'alls 2018 resolutions!
http://retire.sdsu.edu/newsletterPS/Fall_Winter2017.pdf

Check out this beautiful T-shirt, a perfect gift in time for the holidays! The artwork (by Nathalie Aall) commemorates t...
12/11/2017
Lost Toad Found--Let's Protect It!

Check out this beautiful T-shirt, a perfect gift in time for the holidays! The artwork (by Nathalie Aall) commemorates the Tandayapa Andean toad (Rhaebo olallai), one of the rarest amphibians in the world. Rediscovered after 40 years of "extinction" -- and occupying just 100 meters of threatened Ecuadorian streams -- this species needs your help. Proceeds will be given to The Biodiversity Group for eDNA work.

We need to identify critical habitat for this species and many more, and then help our partners in Ecuador to purchase land and hire locals to protect it.

10/25/2017

Don't forget guys: graduate discussion panel from 4-5 pm in LSN 101 tomorrow to go over tips/tricks into applying and succeeding in your dream graduate program! :)

09/27/2017

A few of us are birding campus tomorrow for a few hours starting at 0700 at Scripps (turtle) Pond. Join us if you'd like! Please let us know by posting here or sending a message to Casey Richart, Sam Fellows, or Nick Vinciguerra.

Perhaps of interest to some of you naturalists
09/21/2017

Perhaps of interest to some of you naturalists

Can't wait to see you all at our next meeting!

09/20/2017

Hey guys! Here's what's coming up this week in events at the [email protected]!
September 23rd, 7:45 am: birding at Mission Trails Regional Park
September 27th, 5 pm: speaker Dr. Joseph Mendelson, general meeting
E-mail us at [email protected] for questions! We hope to see you there!

09/05/2017

Our first meeting is tomorrow!! Please join us on Wednesday, September 6th, at 5 pm in LSS 269 to meet your new officers and see what the NHC has in store for 2017/18!

What we do is necessary.
08/25/2017
Why Ecology Needs Natural History

What we do is necessary.

The two fields' intertwined histories show that most theoretical breakthroughs are preceded by the kind of deep observational work that has fallen out of vogue in the past half century.

07/19/2017

This conservation biology and wildlife job board may be of interest:
wildlifejobboard.weebly.com

05/09/2017
sandiegoarthropodsociety.weebly.com

Join the San Diego Arthropod Society tonight at 6 PM in Balboa Park to watch Michael Wall talk about his insect research in Baja California Sur. Some of us will be at Panama 66 at 5:15 to prepare for his talk. I hope you can join us!
http://sandiegoarthropodsociety.weebly.com/uploads/2/7/8/8/27884377/sdas_flyer_9may2017.pdf

Come see these smiling faces for one last time this semester, Wednesday (5/3) in LSS 269 @ 5. We will be hosting Dr. Llu...
05/01/2017

Come see these smiling faces for one last time this semester, Wednesday (5/3) in LSS 269 @ 5. We will be hosting Dr. Lluvia Flores-Renteria as she talks about her research on the psyllid outbreak in the Australian woodland. We will also be announcing the results from the officer elections. Hope to see everyone there!

Next Wednesday, we are proud to welcome Kim Lovich from the San Diego Zoo. Join us in LSS 269 @ 5 as she gives a talk on...
03/16/2017

Next Wednesday, we are proud to welcome Kim Lovich from the San Diego Zoo. Join us in LSS 269 @ 5 as she gives a talk on "Matching Species Conservation Programs with Zoological Collections - two case studies highlighting the conservation of Fijian Iguanas and West African Crocodiles at the San Diego Zoo." Then on Saturday, March 25th we are heading out on our annual Ensatina trip (more details coming soon). Come out and join us as it's a great way to kick off spring break!

The San Diego Arthropod Society has three talks tonight that look very interesting. It's free to attend and it will be a...
03/14/2017

The San Diego Arthropod Society has three talks tonight that look very interesting. It's free to attend and it will be a beautiful night in Balboa Park. Hope you can attend!
http://sandiegoarthropodsociety.weebly.com/uploads/2/7/8/8/27884377/sdas_flyer_14mar2017v2.pdf

03/10/2017
San Diego Zoo: Job Search

Greeting Naturalists. Here is a link to a Plant Conservation Internship with the San Diego Zoo. It works out to about $8 and hour, but you'll get your foot in the door at the zoo. It's likely perfect for some of you, good luck!

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The NHC met up with their first Rosy Boa of the season!
03/06/2017

The NHC met up with their first Rosy Boa of the season!

Come join us tonight as Dr. Michael Wall gives a talk on entomology, museum collections, and conversation in LSS 269 @ 5...
02/22/2017

Come join us tonight as Dr. Michael Wall gives a talk on entomology, museum collections, and conversation in LSS 269 @ 5pm. We got a preview of these topics during our VIP tour of theNAT last week with Dr. Brad Hollingsworth.

Last Saturday, we had an amazing BioBlitz in North County and were able to get a lot of observations uploaded to iNatura...
02/11/2017

Last Saturday, we had an amazing BioBlitz in North County and were able to get a lot of observations uploaded to iNaturalist. Go check out our website to see more photos from the trip! https://sdsunaturalhistoryclub.wordpress.com/

Join us for our first meeting of the spring semester on Feb 1 at 5pm in Life Sciences South 269. Dr. Rulon Clark will be...
01/27/2017

Join us for our first meeting of the spring semester on Feb 1 at 5pm in Life Sciences South 269. Dr. Rulon Clark will be presenting "The Dynamics of Predator-prey Interactions Between Rattlesnakes and Small Mammals". Check out the flyer for more details. Hope to see you all there!

Natural History Club at San Diego State University's cover photo
11/08/2016

Natural History Club at San Diego State University's cover photo

Natural History Club at San Diego State University
11/08/2016

Natural History Club at San Diego State University

A nice article about iNaturalist featuring last year's presenter and NHC member B.J. Stacey.  Very cool!
11/02/2016
The Nature of iNaturalist | SoCal Wild

A nice article about iNaturalist featuring last year's presenter and NHC member B.J. Stacey. Very cool!

Share on Facebook Follow on Facebook Add to Google+ Connect on Linked in Subscribe by Email Print This Post Pictures are worth a 1,000 words – and for the creators and users of iNaturalist, that saying speaks volumes. Volumes of data, that is. With more than 3 million observations from more than 250...

Hi Naturalists! Come join us this Saturday as we head out to Mission Trails Regional Park with our very own Dr. Michael ...
10/21/2016

Hi Naturalists! Come join us this Saturday as we head out to Mission Trails Regional Park with our very own Dr. Michael Simpson. It's definitely going to be a great learning experience! Also, we have finally caught up with the times and made an Instagram. Follow us: @sdsu_naturalhistoryclub. If you take cool photos during any of the field trips be sure to email them to us at [email protected] to be featured on our page.

09/29/2016
Center for Biological Diversity

Hype for mothing this Saturday night!

There are an estimated 160,000 species of moth on the planet. To put that in perspective, there are roughly 20,000 species of butterflies.

There are more species of moth in the United States than there are bird and mammal species in all of North America. That kind of diversity adds up to an amazing variety of beautiful and often bizarre-looking critters, each of which fills a unique niche in an ecosystem.

Check out our latest video delving into just a smattering of the world’s wondrous moths.

#moth #moths #entomology #fightextinction #biodiversity

Hey Naturalists! Meeting tonight @ 5pm in Life Science South 269! Shahan Derkarabetian will present some of his research...
09/28/2016

Hey Naturalists! Meeting tonight @ 5pm in Life Science South 269! Shahan Derkarabetian will present some of his research on harvestmen. Come thru for a great talk and some pizza!

09/14/2016

Naturalists,

Please join us Saturday, September 17th, for our snorkeling trip to La Jolla! We will be donning our wetsuits and snorkel gear to explore California’s shores for the biodiversity that abounds under its waters. Some species you may get to see include Leopard Sharks, sting rays, fish, and even sea turtles!

More information will follow, including snorkeling gear rentals, travel to/from the site, and estimated time of arrival/departure.

Any questions, comments, or suggestions can be e-mailed to the NHC or brought up during our first general meeting this Wednesday at 5 pm in LSS 269.

Looking forward to seeing you guys there!
:D

08/27/2016
San Diego State University

Very cool to see the SDSU Herbarium on The Global Registry of Biodiversity Repositories! Hopefullly we can get all of the research collections in the SDSU Museum of Biodiversity in the GRBIO!

Institution InformationIndex Herbariorum Record: YesInstitutionCode: SDSUStatus of Institution: ActiveAdditional Institution Names: HerbariumDescription of Institution: Updated June 2008. URL for Main Institutional Website: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/herbInstitutional Discipline: Institutional Gove...

This should make for a great Friday night at Balboa Park!  There will be simultaneous science & pop culture trivia appea...
07/26/2016
Balboa Park After Dark | Creature Feature at theNAT

This should make for a great Friday night at Balboa Park! There will be simultaneous science & pop culture trivia appearing on an adjacent screen. Sort of like VH1’s Pop-Up Video meets MST3K meets science nerdery. Michael Wall will also do a little “science behind the fiction” Q&A afterward.

Watch the classic sci-fi movie, Wasp Woman, in theNAT's giant screen theater. This special event is part of our Balboa Park After Dark programming.

07/06/2016
iNaturalist-San Diego

Of possible interest to the NHC

If anyone is interested in doing a BioBlitz-a-month club, let me know. It would be where as many San Diego naturalists as possible get together at a specific place and BioBlitz it. Also, if you have any ideas of where would be good to BioBlitz over the next 12 months, let me know!! You can post it below or private-message me.

Sorry about the late notice, we just heard this morning.  I hope some of you can make it!
06/09/2016
BioBlitz at the La Jolla Tidepools

Sorry about the late notice, we just heard this morning. I hope some of you can make it!

Come help us catalog all the flora and fauna found along the coast and in the tidepools of Cuvier Park in La Jolla, California. This event is sponsored by WILDCOAST www.wildcoast.net Observations from the entire day will count on the official list, but the general start time is 9:00 am on Friday, Ju...

Jann Vendetti Talking at SDSU on the Molluscan Fauna of Southern CaliforniaTitle: Diversity at our feet: the under-appre...
04/26/2016
SLIME

Jann Vendetti Talking at SDSU on the Molluscan Fauna of Southern California

Title: Diversity at our feet: the under-appreciated molluscan fauna of Southern California
Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: LS 269

Please join the [email protected] for our last club meeting of the academic year. We are excited to host Jann Vendetti, Twila Bratcher Chair in Malacological Research, from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Dr. Vendetti will talk to us about the considerable amateur interest in Southern California native terrestrial gastropods and the recent iNaturalist project SLIME, created by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, has been instrumental in cataloging this fauna's biodiversity. Some surprising findings include where first occurrences of species have been found in Southern California and the composition of the non-native fauna. She will discuss some interesting results from the iNaturalist SLIME project and City Nature Challenge (L.A. vs. S.F.) as well as methods to non-lethally collect DNA data from species of imperiled status. More information on Dr. Vendetti can be seen here: http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/malacology/staff-biographies

The Natural History Club is a student-run organization that focuses on educating its members about topics related to natural history, with particular emphasis on the biodiversity of Southern California. The club holds regular meetings on campus featuring invited speakers, and we take frequent field trips to observe and interact with native wildlife. Faculty, staff, graduates, and undergraduates with an interest in the natural history of Southern California are encouraged to attend. Please join us!

Snails and slugs Living in Metropolitan Environments (SLIME) is a citizen science project that aims to catalogue the biodiversity of terrestrial gastropods (land snails and slugs) in Southern California. The Natural History Museum’s collection of land snails includes thousands of specimens from loca…

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