Welcome to SCU Gone Wild!
Santa Clara University's natural history project that focuses on campus naturalism. This website will serve as a database to document observations on campus, field trips, and field courses. We hope that you will contribute observations, field data, field notes, and natural history art!
"Natural history is not some ancient practice to be read about in dusty field guides; it is alive in the 21st century." -Fleischner et al. 2013:1"
The primary goal of SCU Gone Wild is to engage the SCU community with the natural world on and off campus. Recently, we have observed salamanders, a peregrine falcon, flocks of cedar waxwings, killdeers, and an increasingly diverse plant ecology on campus grounds. In addition, several SCU courses integrate field station visits and wildlife observation both on and off campus. SCU gone Wild will document and highlight these natural opportunities for the SCU community and integrate longitudinal data collection for students and faculty.