portable observatories

building c

Using a modification of the newsstand design already present at Lower Fort Mason, this exhibit distributes pocket-sized cards that provide taxonomic guides to heightened observation in this unique urban landscape. Plants that colonize the tops of pier pilings, the plumage phases of gulls, and lichen species living on parking lot bollards are a few examples of the many topics that may be covered.

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0104478. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.