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Frogs, Newts and Other Amphibians – a talk by David Herlocker

January 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

There’s no better time than January to encounter frogs and toads and newts and other salamanders on the trails of China Camp and other Marin parks. For now is the time these ancient animals called “amphibians” come out of their dry season hiding places.

The story of their survival for over 300 million years, and the strategies that allow many to thrive in our forests, fields and streams, will be the subject of this month’s illustrated talk in the China Camp Village museum. It will be presented by David Herlocker, an award-winning Interpretive Naturalist for Marin County Parks.

David has been a lifelong lover of amphibians and has taught about them in the classroom and in the field for over 30 years.  He will delve into the identifying characteristics and natural history of our local species, and how we can be better stewards of their habitats. And he will discuss the two species that have suffered most from habitat alteration and are now listed as threatened and endangered.

This is the fourth in a monthly series of free illustrated talks at the museum designed to appeal to the whole family. The first three programs — on mountain lions, birds at China Camp, and King Tides — were enthusiastically received.
Free refreshments will be served before the presentation begins, so come early and take time to browse the history exhibits in the China Camp museum.  Dress warmly, and bring a flashlight for the walk from the parking lot.

Space is limited and reservations are required.
To reserve, send email to:
chinacamp.programs@gmail.com
Leave your name and the number of seats you need.
We will reply to confirm your reservation.

Details

Date:
January 21, 2017
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.