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Nature Nuggets with David Rosen: The Killdeer

Enjoy a video about one of the birds that hang around the grasslands in Mather Field, the Killdeer. David Rosen takes us along to find, observe and study this wading bird.

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The Microlife of Vernal Pools

The Microlife of Vernal Pools

Much of the foodweb action in wet phase vernal pools happens on a microscopic level. This video features clips of several aquatic species making a living in a vernal pool. Those clips are accessible through the individual critter accounts but the video in its entirety is available here.

Check out these amazing videos of the tiny critters that live in vernal pools, shot by the late, great Bruce Russell of BioMEDIA Associates.

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Huell Howser visits the vernal pools at Mather Field

Huell Howser visits the vernal pools at Mather Field

Watch Huell Howser discover vernal pools for the first time at Mather Field. After years of receiving letters asking him to visit California’s unique temporary wetlands, Huell interviews vernal pool experts Eva Butler, Aimee Rutledge and Carol Witham for answers. Huell takes a field trip through wet and flowering vernal pools, uncovering their important history and role in our natural world.

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