UC Merced Vernal Pool Reserve
The Turlock High WildLink club had the honor and privilege of becoming the first members of the public to get a tour of the new UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Preserve. We made history!! Guided by Yosemite Leadership student-rangers Cecilia and Theo, we had a grand morning learning about the importance of vernal pools to our local ecosystem and the awesomeness of having the preserve located on campus. Because of the ongoing drought we were not able to see the pools with water in them. We did get to see grasses, flowers and animals that make the preserve home before eating lunch and then taking a tour of the campus. It was a great day!