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Ameal Moore Nature Center

The Ameal Moore Nature Center sits at the main trailhead entrance to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, a 1,500 acre park that is one of eight protected core reserves designated by the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency for the Federally-listed…

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Explore the Park Trails

Whether you hike, bike, or just stroll, the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park’s trail system is a wonderful way to enjoy a beautiful natural environment within the City of Riverside! The trail offers amazing views of the city, chances to see…

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Share Your Photos

Enjoy using the park? Please join us in sharing what you love about Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park by posting your photos and stories! Whether it be a wildlife sighting or a memorable moment with family or friends in the park,…

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Science Chats: Zika! Everything you wanted to know (but were too afraid to ask).

This past Friday we hosted our first Science Chat guest of the year, Bill Van Dyke, the Public Information and Technology Officer from the Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District.  Bill and other district employees dedicate their energies to educating…

Specimens of the larva of the invasive South American palm weevil

What’s Bugging California?

The Ameal Moore Nature Center loves partnering with outside organizations!  This past weekend we teamed up with UC Riverside’s Director of Invasive Species Research, Dr. Mark Hoddle! An invasive species is a plant, animal, or fungus that is introduced to…

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Second Saturdays: Skunks!

This past Second Saturdays we talked about our smelly friends skunks!  Though they have a stinky reputation, skunks are fascinating creatures and important parts of our ecosystem!  Visitors learned about skunk diets, coloration, and of course, defense mechanisms! By the…

Volunteer!

Volunteering with the City of Riverside can be a fun and rewarding activity.  The nature center is always happy to have volunteers help staff various educational events. For more information, please contact Kim Cobb at kcobb@riversideca.gov We’re looking forward to working…

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Riverside Citizen Science

Our Mission: The mission of Riverside Citizen Science is to engage our community in observing and documenting Riverside’s natural environment. The program will foster appreciation and stewardship through nature-centered activities. Science, through community participation and collaboration, becomes a permanent part…

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Nature Spotter

The Riverside Nature Spotter app is a handy tool that helps nature lovers share their observations –whether it be an insect, plant, animal, or other living thing. Spotters can send a photo with questions about what they’ve seen and a…

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