Monday, December 15, 2008

Irreplaceable Wildlife in San Francisco Bay

My advisor just forwarded me an announcement for an event tomorrow evening....

Climate Change and San Francisco Bay Area Wildlife

San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St. at Grove
San Francisco, CA 94102
Civic Center near Market St
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room

Tuesday, December 16, 6 PM

Have you ever wondered what the San Francisco Bay area would look like with rising sea levels, drought, vegetation changes, wildlife migration and other impacts of global warming? How will we and the wildlife we share this beautiful area with adapt and survive?

Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing challenges facing the world today. Scientists predict that global warming will become a leading cause of species extinction over the next several decades. Addressing these
challenges is vital to many species' future.

Please join us for an inspiring and informational evening with leading scientists to discuss our local threatened wildlife and climate change. Find out what you can do to help save the diversity of life from climate change.

Dr. Peter Roopnarine, Curator, Dept. of Zoology, California Academy of Sciences
Tamara Williams, Physical Scientist, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Superintendent Maria Brown, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Zeke Grader, Executive Director, Institute for Fisheries Resources
Mike Lynes, Conservation Director, Golden Gate Audubon

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ecology of San Francisco Bike Tour


Bike Tour:
Ecological History (South)

Sat. Dec 13, noon, $15-50, benefitting Shaping San Francisco

This trip through San Francisco's lost sand dunes, ponds, creeks and coastline will focus on the city south of downtown and SOMA, traversing the Mission, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Bayview, and the southeast coastline, including several new public parks. It's a social, historical and critical 4-hour tour through the city's ecological past and present.

Res/Info: 415.608.9035

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fungus Fair!

mushrooms in Golden Gate Park

It's finally raining here (well, not today, but the rainy season has started...) and that means it's time for the annual Fungus Fair hosted by the the Oakland Museum and the San Francisco Mycological Society.


A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms
  • December 6-7 2008
  • Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm — Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Streets, Oakland
In the San Francisco Bay Area, when the first rains tease up the chanterelles and porcini, fungus lovers head to the Fungus Fair: A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms at the Oakland Museum of California. The Fair, hosted by the museum and the Mycological Society of San Francisco, provides information on the uses and abuses of fungi, with displays and exhibits on ecology, toxicology, and cultivation. Arrays of identification tables display locally collected mushrooms. Campsite gourmands learn how to serve up the safe and scrumptious species through identification tutorials, cooking demonstrations, and sales of recipe books, soups, snacks, and fresh edibles.

Mushroom nerds are some of the funnest nerds you will ever meet.