Habitat, Ecology, and Life Cycles of Fungi: “What is a Mushroom, Anyway?”
J.R. Blair, December 12th, 2020 – December’s program is for all those folks interested in fungi and mushrooms. These fruiting bodies pop up out of the ground during the fall and winter, and J.R. Blair from San Francisco State University will help us better understand what they are and what they do. Do not miss this fascinating and informative program.
Deep Forest Owls of the Pacific Northwest: A conservation dilemma
Dr. John Dumbacher, November 14th, 2020 – In this talk, Dr. John Dumbacher discusses the natural history and conservation concerns for Spotted Owls and Barred Owls, and research and potential actions that are being considered by different management agencies.
Solving the Coral Reef Crisis
Dr. Luiz Rocha, September 12th, 2020 – It’s no secret that corals and the ecosystems they build are declining worldwide. These beautiful and highly diverse habitats exist in a delicate balance between thousands of species, from tiny algae to giant fishes. Lose one link in the chain and you can throw the entire system out of balance. And this is what is happening today, as many human activities are negatively affecting coral reefs more than ever before. But is there hope for reefs? Dr. Luiz Rocha thinks so, and he explained why in this talk that took attendees on a tour of the most spectacular reefs in the world, shallow and deep.
Living With Mountain Lions
Zara McDonald, August 15th, 2020 – a talk about mountain lions in the Bay Area, their biology and the recent changes our study has uncovered about these shy and elusive animals living at the urban edge.
Dr. Tiffany Yap, June 27th, 2020 – a lecture on the importance of wildlife corridors and habitat connectivity for native animals.