CANCELED-WILD Napa ~ Spiders ~ Oct 11

Tonight’s WILD Napa lecture is canceled. Please join us November 8 for an exploration into the world of the American badger.

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

October 11 -Tales from a Recovered Arachnophobe with Gwen Heistand, Audubon Canyon Ranch

What if YOU could hear with your ankles, squeeze seven kinds of silk from millions of tiny spigots in your abdomen, shed your skin to get smaller? What if you had to carry a hundred or so of your kids around on your back after they were born, or if you could release a balloon from your hind end and sail 30,000 feet above the earth!? Join recovered arachnophobe, Gwen Heistand, Director of Education, for an adventure into the fascinating world of spiders. Learn how these iconic Halloween creatures, might not be as spooky as they seem.

 

 

When: 2nd Wednesdays, 7 pm

Where: Napa Main Library, 580 Coombs St, Napa ~ Community Room

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:  Napa County Watershed Information & Conservation Council , Napa RCD, Friends of the Napa River, Napa Valley Vintners, Carolyn Parr Nature Center, Napa Vision 2050,  and the Napa County Library

Up Next ~ 

Nov 8 ~ American Badger with Susan Kirks

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*Have a suggestion for a 2018 WILD Series topic and/or speaker? Email it to us at Jemma@NapaRCD.org


Previous WILD Napa Lectures:

2015 ~

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

2016 ~

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

December 14 – Lampreys

Dr. Stewart Reid, Western Fishes ~ Lamprey Program

2017 ~

January 11 – Living with Coyotes 

Keli Hendricks, Project Coyote

February 8 – Salmon & Trout 

Jonathan Koehler, Napa Resource Conservation District

March 8 – CA Freshwater Shrimp 

Scott Cressey, Fisheries Biologist

April 12 – Local Mushrooms 

George Riner, Sonoma Mycological Association

May 10 – Gray Fox 

Bill Leikam, Citizen Scientist and Naturalist

June 14- ‘Tales’ from Napa’s Past 

Shari Gardner, Executive Director of Friends of the Napa River

July 12 – Raptors in Rehab

Carol Poole, Napa Wildlife Rescue

August 9 – Skunks

Jennifer Hunter PhD, University of California Berkeley 

September 13 Serpentine, Rare Plants, and Fire

Mike Palladini, Land Trust of Napa County