Angelo Coast Range Reserve Field Trip,
March 29-31 & April 21-23, 2006
In the spring of 2006, BHS students took two fieldtrips to the Angelo Coast Range Reserve. We explored
this temperate rainforest by taking hikes along the Eel River and through the forests and meadows of the
reserve. We compared insect and tree diversity in three habitat types: forests, meadows, and riparian
(streamside). As we hiked, students collected insects, identified trees and other plants, and looked for
amphibians. We set out sherman traps at night to catch small mammals and when we checked them in the morning
we found five different species!
Perry examines an Ensatina salamander up close.