An Introduction to IDing Nature:
Keying the Trees of Lake Merritt and the Birds Who Call Them Home
from the Wildlife Society’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Saturday, June 13, 12:00-2:00PM
Rotary Nature Center, 600 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
Free, please RSVP to info@WildOakland.org
$5-$10 donation appreciated for this event.
Come out on Saturday, June 13, and learn some tips and tricks for identifying mystery species! We will join Professional Biologists from the Wildlife Society’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, co-led by Kristin Tremain, Tammy Lim, and Ivan Parr. They will teach us some of the finer points of how to use a plant identification key and how to ID plants and animals in the field. The focus will be on local trees and shorebirds of Lake Merritt’s north shore.
We’ll meet at the Rotary Nature Center before we stroll the north shore of Lake Merritt to use our plant keys to identify some trees - we’ll be using the key found in A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us by Matt Ritter, which is an essential reference book for Californian city-dwellers. We’ll also be keeping our eyes peeled for birds!
Bring binoculars and field guides to share if you have them. Please put your name on any field guides you bring! Don’t forget sun protection, water, and snacks.
We’ll see you there!