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…

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…

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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The Canyon After Dark: Insect Rave!

Have you ever held a native beetle or heard the chirp of a velvet ant?  We did last night at our first summer evening event, the Insect Rave! Visitors partied to techno music, adorned themselves with glow sticks, and partied…

Second Saturdays: The Watershed

This Second Saturdays event we focused on a topic that is relevant to you and us at the Ameal Moore Nature Center- even if you didn’t know it existed!  We all live somewhere- many of the visitors and staff members…

Second Saturdays: Native Bees

This month the Ameal Moore Nature Center decided to focus on California’s diverse population of 1,000+ native bee species.  For our Second Saturdays program we learned all about bee houses, behavior, and appearance.  Visitors engaged in identification activities and a…

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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