Close to Home talk Mon Jan 8
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Subject: Close to Home talk Mon Jan 8
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 14:11:24 -0800
From: Cindy Spring <spring5@...>
To: Cindy Spring <spring5@...>
Hello Friends and Happy New Year!
Please join us for the first talk of 2007. Remember when we heard a while back that frogs were in trouble? Steve will bring us up to date and tell us what the East Bay Regional Park District is doing to preserve our local amphibians.
Close to Home presents a talk and slide show.
What's Happening to the Frogs?
Learn More about Amphibians in the East Bay
With Steve Bobzien, naturalist with the East Bay Regional Park District
Monday, Jan 8, 2007 7:30pm
Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland
An amphibian is an animal that spends time on land but must breed and develop into an adult in water, such as frogs. Amphibians appeared approximately 350 million years ago. Although the larger amphibians died out at the Triassic-Jurassic extinction, many of the smaller familiar amphibians continued to flourish for millions of years. However, very recently many species of amphibians including salamanders, newts, frogs, and toads throughout the world have noticeably declined even in apparently pristine habitats. Along with discussing evolution and natural history, Steve will explain the global, regional, and local factors affecting various amphibian populations. His slide show will highlight local populations.
Steve Bobzien is the Ecological Services Coordinator for the East Bay Regional Park District where he focuses on endangered species. He coordinates the district's amphibian research project.
Close to Home: Living with Wildlife in the East Bay
² Ecostewards of Montclair Presbyterian Church
² Oakland Museum of CA ² Bay Nature magazine
² Lindsay Wildlife Museum ² EarthLight community
Donation: $5 (K-12 Free)
Montclair Presbyterian Church is located at 5701Thornhill Rd. in the Montclair area of Oakland. Take the Thornhill exit on Highway 13 and go east ½ mile. Parking available in lot ½ block west and on street.
February 5, 2007
Presentation on steelhead (ocean-going trout)
by Andy Gunther ecosystems expert
For more information: Cindy Spring (510) 655-6658,
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