WILD NAPA ~ Lamprey ~ Dec 14

Get to know Napa County’s wild creatures with our monthly lecture series

When: 2nd Wednesdays, 7 pm

Where: Napa Main Library, 580 Coombs St, Napa ~ Magazine Area

Cost: Free. Please note that voluntary donations are solicited via a donation basket. All donations gathered at WILD NAPA go towards speaker fees and coordination time associated with WILD NAPA.

Sponsors: RCD, Watershed Information & Conservation Council, Friends of the Napa River, Napa Valley Vintners, Carolyn Parr Nature Center, and Napa County Library

December 14 ~ Lamprey 

Dr. Stewart Reid, Western Fishes ~ Lamprey Program

Get to know the oldest and most misunderstood fishes in North   America – lampreys.  Dr. Stewart Reid will explore the biology, diversity, and conservation of these fascinating ancient fishes.  We’ll learn how lampreys start out as eyelash-sized larva (ammocoetes), serve as earthworms in our streams to then journey out to sea where they ride fishes and whales along the coast, until they sniff out a good river to spawn and die in.  Learn how they are doing, what their challenges are, and what can we do to help them survive.



Up Next ~ 

January 11  Coyotes, with Keli Hendricks, Project Coyote 

February 8 Salmon, with Jonathan Koehler

March 8 Freshwater Shrimp, with Scott Cressey

Previous Lectures ~

August 12 – River otters

Megan Isadore, The River Otter Ecology Project

September 9 – Beavers

Kate Lundquist, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

October 14 – Mountain Lions

Zara McDonald, Felidae Conservation Fund

November 18 – Raptors

Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County

December 10 – Steelhead & Salmon

Jonathan Koehler, Napa County RCD

January 13 – Where the Wild Things Are

Michelle Halbur, Pepperwood Preserve 

February 10 – Manzanitas, Animals, and Fire

Tom Parker, San Francisco State University

March 9 – Big Year of Birding

Wendy Schackwitz, Napa-Solano Audubon 

April 13 – Owls

Trinka Marris, Hungry Owl Project

May 11 – Bats

Corky Quirk, NorCal Bats

June 8 – Western Pond Turtle

Matthew Bettelheim, (bio)accumulation 

July 13 – California Native Bees

Gordon Frankie, Urban Bee Lab, UC Berkeley

August 10 – Iconic Cats

Quinton Martins, Audubon Canyon Ranch

September 14 – Napa River Wildlife & Restoration 

Shaun Horne & Jeremy Sarrow, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

October 12 – The World of Lichens 

Shelly Bensen, California Lichen Society

November 9 – Dragonflies

Kathy Biggs, Southwest Dragonflies