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Dunes in Bloom: Deerweed

i Jun 7th l Comments Off 3 by Will Meyst

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Common Name(s): Deerweed

Scientific Name: Acmispon glaber

Family: Fabaceae

Plant Type: shrub

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: coastal, slopes

Size: Up to 4 ft wide, 3 ft tall (more…)

Students Explore Botanical Sciences in Dunes Center Programs

i May 23rd l Comments Off 3 by Will Meyst

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The Dunes Center provides free after school programming for students throughout our local area to provide them with an enriched after school experience. Our programs are administered by Cal Poly Interns who work to provide a fun, safe, and educational learning experience for our students. The focus of our programming this Spring has been Botany, which coincides with the sleuth of wildflowers blooming in the dunes and throughout the local area.

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Dunes in Flight: the Barn Swallow

i May 23rd l No Comments 3 by Will Meyst

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Common name: Barn swallow

Scientific name: Hirundo rustica

Family: Hirundinidae

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Dunes in Bloom: Sticky Monkey Flower

i May 4th l No Comments 3 by Will Meyst

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Common Name(s): Sticky Monkey Flower

Scientific Name: Mimulus aurantiacus

Family: Phyrmaceae

Plant Type: Branching shrub or small tree

Size: Up to 4’

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Dunes in Flight: the Double-crested Cormorant

i Apr 17th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

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Common name: Double-crested Cormorant

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax auritus

Family: Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants and shags)

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Dunes in Bloom: Arroyo Willow

i Apr 7th l No Comments 3 by Will Meyst

Arroyo Willow at OFL

Common Name(s): Arroyo Willow

Scientific Name: Salix lasiolepis

Family: Salicaceae

Plant Type: Branching shrub or small tree

Size: Up to 30′ (more…)