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June 2022

Zoom Webinar – Exploring the Night Sky

Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On Tuesday, June 14th at 7 pm, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome back Bing Quock, amateur astronomer from the California Academy of Sciences. The lecture is entitled “Exploring the Night Sky.” Join us for a wonderful astronomy talk.

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May 2022

Zoom Webinar – A Bird’s Rainbow

Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On Tuesday, May 17th at 7 pm, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome Robert Lewis, an avian specialist, for a lecture entitled “A Bird’s Rainbow.” It is springtime and what could be more welcoming and cheerful than the glorious variety of birds we hear and see. Birds are gorgeous and we will have an expert explain where all the colors come from that we so much admire. It’s not as straight forward as we may think. The photographs will be exceptional. Please join us for a fascinating lecture into the avian world of color.

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April 2022

Zoom Webinar – Mammoth in the Artichokes: Encounter with an Ice Age Landscape in Monterey County and Implication for the First Native Americans.

Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On Tuesday, April 19th at 7 pm, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park are pleased to welcome back the very popular Mark Hylkema in the program entitled “Mammoth in the Artichokes.” He will discuss the remains of an Ice Age mammal found near Castroville in 2011 and the research team that investigated and recovered these remains. He will connect the lives and diet of the first Native Americans with the huge animals that roamed this area at the time of the Ice Age, and uncover a completely different landscape and a fascinating natural history of the Monterey Bay region.

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March 2022

Zoom Webinar – The Extraordinary Diversity of Beetles

Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On Tuesday, March 22nd at 7 pm, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome Dr. Stephanie Dole with a beetle program entitled “The Extraordinary Diversity of Beetles.” All insects are critically important and in a severe decline, but her focus will be specifically on beetles. She will discuss these arthropods, their biodiversity, ecological roles, and their importance in the web of life. Dr. Dole is an eminent scientist who has traveled far and wide to conduct her research.  She is an excellent speaker and will present a program that will inspire all of us to see insects in a new light.

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February 2022

Zoom Webinar – Native Trees of California

Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome Morgan Stickrod for a lecture on “Native Trees of California.” He has previously given us lectures on the Farallon Islands and native plants of California. Join us for an informative and awe-inspiring talk on the beautiful native trees found throughout California.

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January 2022

Zoom Webinar – Bobcats in the SF Bay Area: Biology and ecology of a native mesocarnivore

Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome Zara McDonald and Alys Granados, two researchers with Felidae Conservation Fund, for a lecture on “Bobcats in the SF Bay Area: Biology and ecology of a native mesocarnivore.” We will hear about the research that has taken place over the span of many years, and the conservation efforts resulting from this research. Join us and our two very knowledgeable speakers for a lecture about a wonderfully fascinating cat

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December 2021

Mushroom walk in San Pedro Valley Park

December 11, 2021 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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The Friends of San Pedro Valley Park are pleased to announce that Mr. John Blair has agreed to give the membership and the public a mushroom walk in San Pedro Valley Park, 600 Oddstad Blvd. Pacifica, CA. It will take place on Saturday, December 11 th at 10:30 am and will last approximately an hour and a half until noon. Heavy rain cancels. The rescheduled date is set for Sunday, December 19th at 10:30 am. Please meet in front of the visitor center. For all fungi enthusiasts and nature lovers this is a field trip not to be missed!

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Zoom Webinar by Dr. Alejandro Velez Melendez – “The ‘ribbit’ of Pacific chorus frogs: There’s more than meets the ear”

December 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Friends of San Pedro Valley Park are pleased to welcome Dr. Alejandro Velez Melendez from San Francisco State University as our December speaker on Tuesday, December 7th at 7 pm. The topic will be communication amongst animals, specifically Pacific chorus frogs. We communicate and so do they, so join us to discover what they are saying and how. It should prove to be a fascinating lecture. Don’t miss it.

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November 2021

Zoom Webinar with Dr. Jack Dumbacher – “‘Poisonous Birds and Chemical Defense in New Guinea Birds”

November 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome Dr. Jack Dumbacher from the California Academy of Sciences. He will present his lecture Poisonous Birds and Chemical Defense in New Guinea Birds on Tuesday, November 9 th at 7 pm.

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October 2021

Zoom Webinar with Dr. Krista Kemppinen — “Biodiversity and the Extinction Crisis”

October 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome Dr. Krista Kemppinen for a talk on “Biodiversity and the Extinction Crisis” on Tuesday, October 12 th at 7pm. We hear the term biodiversity and use it, but do we really know what it means? Do we realize how many species we have lost and continue to lose? Do we understand the consequences of these losses? Join Dr. Kemppinen, a scientist in the Endangered Species Program at the Center for Biological Diversity who will take the time to clarify these questions and much more.

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