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March 2021

Online: History of Indigenous Peoples of the Bay Area

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The pre-colonial indigenous Coast Miwok and Ohlone peoples lived in abundance, as historical and archeological evidence shows that famine was rare. Between the abundance of acorn-producing oak trees, edible plants and game, and the teeming abundance of fish, shellfish, and waterfowl from the bay and coastal shoreline, there were accessible alternatives during years of drought or poor harvest. 

 

Join naturalist Jerry Coe as he discusses the pre-Colonial settlements of indigenous peoples in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jerry will cover the history of the Coast Miwok and Ohlone people, how they survived within the landscape, and common cultural practices. He’ll also share how the thousands of Coast Miwok who lived in the North Bay when Spaniards arrived in 1769 were almost wiped out within a century. Many died of European diseases; others moved away. Miwok people still live in the Bay Area today, with the largest group at Graton Rancheria in Sonoma County.

 

Date: Thursday, March 18

Time: 6pm – 7pm

Location:  Zoom meeting (details emailed upon reservation)

 

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Space is limited; reservations required.

Free.(donations appreciated) 

Questions?  Contact programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

Cancellations notified via email.

 

Illustration credit: Two Ohlone men hunting, by, Louis Choris,  1816.

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Date:
March 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online: Migratory Birding Seminar

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The swallows don’t just come back to Capistrano…they return to China Camp! Our marshes are a magnet for violet-green swallows, barn swallows, and tree swallows and they will be filling the skies starting in March.  

Want more tips on how and where to spot these and other beautiful birds? Join our upcoming online beginning birding seminar, led by naturalist Jerry Coe. Learn how to identify common birds in the field and how to use essential tools like binoculars and bird guides. You will also learn how to identify birds by observing flight patterns, noting body shapes and sizes, hearing songs, and watching behaviors.

Jerry Coe is a naturalist with over eight years of intensive training in ornithological field identification. He spent 15 years as a volunteer in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park, using bird activities to assess the health of habitats. Jerry has also guided outdoor expeditions all over the world.

 

Date: Friday, March 19

Time: 6pm. – 7pm

Venue: Zoom meeting (details emailed once space is reserved) 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Space is limited; reservations required. 

Free. Donations are appreciated.

Cancellations notified via email.

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

 Photo credit: Tree swallow by Phil McNeil; Macaulay Library.

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Date:
March 19
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online: Naturalist Book Club

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Life On Our Planet by David Attenborough: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

Join us as we discuss David Attenborough’s book, A Life On Our Planet, for this month’s interactive book club. In his book, the award-winning broadcaster and natural historian sends an urgent message of warning regarding humanity’s impact on nature, and relays his hopes for a better future. Friends of China Camp naturalist Harold Hirsch will lead our online group discussion.

 

Excerpt from Goodreads.com:

I am 94. I’ve had an extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world – but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day – the loss of our planet’s wild places, its biodiversity.

I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake – and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.

We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.

All we need is the will to do so.

-David Attenborough

 

Date: Sunday, March 28

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Venue: Zoom meeting (details emailed once space is reserved).

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Space limited; reservations required.

Free (donations appreciated)

Questions? Contact programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

Cancellations notified via email.

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Date:
March 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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