Join us as we discuss John and Mildred Teal’s Life and Death of the Salt Marsh. First published in 1969, this telling book highlights the natural history of the dynamic salt marshland biomes of the east coast and how this dwindling resource has been affected by human-caused development. This topic is especially relevant to our park: over the last century the San Franciso Bay lost over 90 percent of its wetlands, and our park protects the largest intact portion of the remaining habitat. Friends of China Camp naturalist Harold Hirsch will lead our online group discussion about this fascinating topic.
Excerpt from Goodreads.com:
At low tide, the wind blowing across Spartina grass sounds like wind of the prairie. When the tide is in, the gentle music of moving water is added to the prairie rustle…. “
One of nature’s greatest gifts is the string of salt marshes that edges the East Coast from Newfoundland to Florida — a ribbon of green growth, part solid land, part scurrying water. Life and Death of the Salt Marsh shows how these marshes are developed, what kinds of life inhabit them, how enormously they have contributed to man, and how ruthlessly man is destroying them.
Date: Sunday, April 25
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Venue: Zoom meeting (details emailed once space is reserved).
Space limited; reservations required.
Free. (Donations are appreciated.)
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 456-0766.
Cancellations notified via email.