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Village Talk- Reptiles!

July 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


This month’s talk will focus on the intricacies of common reptile and amphibian species found in the North Bay Area.  This talk will also address the accuracy and efforts of volunteers using citizen science smartphones as tools to document herpetofauna abundances. Learn how you can help design a cover board study at China Camp using your smartphone as a research tool to document the organisms observed using this fun method. Feel free to sign up for an iNaturalist.org account in advance if possible and download the free software application. The general public including naturalists, teachers, students and newcomers are all welcome to join.

Julie Wittmann is a credentialed science teacher who received an MS in Biology at Sonoma State University and BS in Wildlife Conservation Biology at UC Davis. Julie’s research focuses on the impacts of microgeographic features and changing seasonal climate variables on the phenology of local amphibian and reptile species in the North Bay Area. Her research incorporates the use of volunteers using a citizen science smartphone application to document amphibian and reptile abundances. Additionally, Julie supports teachers and naturalist educators with related curriculum on her website, http://www.protecthabitat.com.

Space is limited and reservations are required.

Non-member admission: $5

Member admission: Free

To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com Include your name and the number of seats you need. We will reply to confirm your reservation.


July 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 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.