Friends of San Pedro Valley Park Lectures
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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