Next Meeting

Monday

September 18, 2017

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Secrets of the Oak Woodlands

Speaker:

Kate Marianchild,
Author-naturalist

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Next Meeting:

Member Meeting
Monday
September 18, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Villa Chanticleer Picnic Area
900 Chanticleer Way
Healdsburg, CA


Program:

Secrets of the Oak Woodlands


Speaker:

Kate Marianchild, Author-naturalist

When Kate Marianchild moved from the Mendocino coast to inland Mendocino County in 2001, she fell passionately in love with an ecosystem.

Surrounded by acorn woodpeckers, northern flickers, and western bluebirds, she began wondering what they needed from their environment to survive––what food and nest materials as well as which plants for hiding, perching, nesting, and sleeping.

Her curiosity led her on a winding path into the lives of other oak woodland species and soon she was telling her friends astonishing stories they had never heard––about lizards with third eyes, plants that are pollinated in the musical pitch of middle C, coyotes that hunt with badgers, and quail whose embryos talk to each other through egg shells.

Wanting to share these stories widely, she approached Heyday with a book idea and soon began the research and writing that evolved into Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks (Heyday, 2014). 










Volunteers!
Volunteers:

Greeters: Billie Harrison, Marian Van Alyea, Brenda Flickner

Bouquet: Susan Shaw

Kitchen Help: Corinne Williams, Janet Thorp, Claudia Nelson

Cookies: Corinne Williams, Debbie McKay, Billie Harrison, Janet Thorp, Rita Arguelles

Fruit Plate: Misako Kawakami, Susan Rose

Finger Sandwiches: Alice Gaines, Brenda Flickner, Cynthia De Martini

Bread Dish: Heather Smith, Christine Theile