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Spring Tours

Join reserve student naturalists on a spring tour of the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve (MVPGR)! Tours are offered every Friday afternoon from 2-4pm in March and April. On these tours, you will learn more about the reserve's natural history, the flora and fauna that call the reserve home, ecology, ongoing research activities, and so much more, including plans for the upcoming Field Education Center! The 6,500-acre reserve is a unique natural landscape to discover. With vernal pool flowers beginning to bloom and animals of all types beginning to roam the land in spring, there is plenty to see and learn about. Once registered, more information will be emailed to you regarding meet-up location and parking, as well as what items you should bring with you. The tours are free and are open to UC-attendees and non-UC-attendees. We hope to see you during a tour and can't wait for you to learn more about our beautiful natural reserve. You can register for a tour today using this link.