Enjoy an informative series of natural history lectures at the San Pedro Valley Park Visitors Center, brought to you by the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park. Learn more at the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park website.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1pm-4pm

Ferns of San Pedro Valley Park

At 1 PM fern expert Daniel Yansura will provide a slide show covering the basics of fern biology, their evolution, and a bit on CA ferns we will likely see.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8am-10am

Bird Song Walk

During a short walk around the park, Jim will introduce his techniques for characterizing birdsong into manageable “chunks” allowing you to identify a bird by its song.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 6pm-8pm

How Gaia Can Protect Against Ocean Acidification

Gaia describes how all the earth's organisms interact to affect climate and environment. This talk will explore how marine organisms like coral and plankton quickly absorb CO2 via photosynthesis, and how that CO2 passes through the food web to create the biological pump which moves CO2 from the surface and stores it in the deep ocean for centuries and millennia.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 8am-10am

Bird Song Walk

During a short walk around the park, Jim will introduce his techniques for characterizing birdsong into manageable "chunks" allowing you to identify a bird by its song. This repeat of the April walk is great for beginners as well as a good refresher for those who attended in April.

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10am-4pm

Plant Micro-Habitats in San Pedro Valley Park and Vicinity

Mike Vasey will give a brief talk at 10 AM about the micro-climates and micro-habitats of San Pedro Valley Park followed by a hike from Devils Slide back to the park