My Sycamore Canyon

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November 2018 Closures

Happy holidays!  The Ameal Moore Nature Center will be closed with all Parks, Recreation and Community Services buildings in observance of the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd. The Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park will still be…

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November Holiday Closure

The Ameal Moore Nature Center will be closed Friday November 10th and Saturday November 11th in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. The center will also be closed on Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.  We…

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Summer Hours Change!

Summer is upon us and that means Junior Naturalist Camps and hour changes!  Starting July 17th until August 25th, the Ameal Moore Nature Center will have modified summer hours to accommodate the camps: Summer Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 1pm –…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Science Chats: Native Bees

This past Science Chats we had fun with ecologist Michelle Rivers!  Visitors swarmed the center as Michelle filled us in about our busy friends, California’s native bees.  Many of us are familiar with the European honeybee but there are so…

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Science Chats: You Collect WHAT?

This past Science Chats we invited UC Riverside Entomologist Ian Wright to speak with us about the importance of long-term natural history collections. Natural history collections can be anything from an organism in a jar to pinned insects. Collections like…

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Second Saturdays: Arbor Day

This past Second Saturdays event the Ameal Moore Nature Center was all about trees as we celebrated Arbor Day.  We know we were early (Arbor day is Friday April 28th this year) but there’s really never a bad time to…

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Science Chats: Something in the Water

Tap water is regulated and tested for your safety!  Riverside’s water is tested by devoted scientists who make sure that your water is free of harmful bacteria.  This past Science Chats we welcomed Janie Bernal, a local scientist who tests…

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