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CANCELLED-Kate Marianchild-Special Guest Speaker

April 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

THis EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

THE SPEAKER CANNOT MAKE IT DUE TO AN UNEXPECTED ILLNESS. APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

 

California’s oak woodlands host at least 147 bird species, many of which are so common they are often

dismissed as ordinary. But can we use the word “ordinary” for the birds who build one of the most intricate nests in the world? What about the avian clans whose members engage in simulated sex rituals every evening before bedtime? Or the jays who have planted almost all of California’s oaks and whose intelligence may surpass that of the great apes? And let’s not forget the ducks who eat acorns and the “little brown jobs” who never move more than 1300 feet from the nests where they were born. This talk will open your eyes to the marvelous survival strategies, behaviors, and social structures of birds we see everyday in California’s oak woodlands, and these common birds will never again seem ordinary.

 

 

Kate Marianchild is a naturalist and author of  the renown book Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks (Heyday, 2014). Currently in its fifth printing, this

award-winning bestseller is a delightfully narrated and beautifully illustrated romp through California’s most diverse and widespread ecosystem.

Date:  Sunday April 15th, 2018    

Location:

Lower Village Museum, China Camp State Park

       Time: 5:30pm -6:30pm

      Admission: $10

Space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com, or call (415) 456-0766. Please indicate a) the date of the program you would like to reserve b) your name, c) your phone number, d) the total number of places you are reserving. We will reply to confirm your reservation.

Details

Date:
April 15, 2018
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 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.