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Who’s Who Among the Oaks

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Who’s Who among the Oaks?

Have you ever wondered what kinds of oaks dot California’s hills and line our fertile valleys, providing our state’s most wildlife-rich habitats? Well, help is at hand. In a talk filled with humor, hands-on sensory learning, and fun memory aids, author and naturalist Kate Marianchild will teach us to identify northern California’s oaks by their acorns, cups, leaves, and galls. With acorns in hand, you will learn how to distinguish a valley oak from an Oregon oak, and a canyon live oak from a coast live oak. Kate will also share some cool facts about oaks, including their co-evolutionary relationships with California scrub-jays and caterpillars. The one-hour talk will be followed with Q & A.

Kate is a naturalist, speaker, and the author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks. She is also the author of Identifying the Common Oaks of Northern and Central California, a two-sided, full-color laminated oak identification field guide available for purchase on her website.

This free talk is being sponsored by California Native Plant Society, Sanhedrin chapter, based in inland Mendocino County. (Scroll down for a full description of my talk. Here’s the Zoom invitation). Please pass this email along to your friends. (Thank you to Center for Environmental Inquiry and Anderson Valley Land Trust for sponsoring my last talk. A video of it is available on CEI’s website).
BRING ACORNS! Collect them brown or green, with the cap, from as many species as possible. I recommend gluing the caps on so you won’t lose track of which cap goes with which acorn. Also come to the talk with SEVERAL PIECES OF BLANK PAPER and a writing implement.

This free talk is being sponsored by California Native Plant Society, Sanhedrin chapter, based in inland Mendocino County. (Scroll down for a full description of my talk. Here’s the Zoom invitation). Please pass this email along to your friends. (Thank you to Center for Environmental Inquiry and Anderson Valley Land Trust for sponsoring my last talk. A video of it is available on CEI’s website).

Details

Date:
November 12, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:
http://www.katemarianchild.com/walks-talks-classes/
 

Organizer

California Native Plant Society
Phone:
(916) 447-2677
Email:
cnps at cnps.org
Website:
http://www.cnps.org/

Other

Your Name (this will not appear on the event listing)
Danya Winterman

Venue

zoom