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27
Apr
2019

Amphibians in Your Watershed: How to be an Amphibian Steward

Free
Amphibians in Your Watershed: How to be an Amphibian Steward

Celebrate Save the Frogs Day!

Join us at this special evening presentation to learn about the amphibians that live in the Watsonville Wetlands Watershed. Dawn Reis will lead a presentation to introduce you to the frogs, toads, newts and salamanders that live in Watsonville and the surrounding Pajaro Valley area. She will also discuss how you can best care for them in the wild. 

Dawn Reis is a versatile biologist with over 30 years of experience working on aquatic systems and wildlife population studies in California. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and Wildlife Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master of Science in Aquatic and Conservation Biology from San Jose State University. She has held a number of positions as a teacher of environmental education and as a wildlife and aquatic ecologist. She owns Dawn Reis Ecological Studies in Watsonville where she serves as Senior Wildlife and Aquatic Ecologist, managing projects focusing on special-status amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, mammals and invertebrates. Dawn currently serves on the Watsonville Wetlands Watch Board of Directors.

27
Apr
2019

Night Walk at the Slough to Find Amphibians

Free
Night Walk at the Slough to Find Amphibians

Celebrate Save the Frogs Day!

Join us for a very special night walk for the adventurous to search for amphibians in the slough. Led by Dawn Reis.

Wear warm clothes, comfortable walking/hiking shoes, and bring flash lights. Be prepared to walk over uneven terrain. Rain doesn’t cancel so be prepared with rain gear in case it rains. 

This walk is limited to 20 people so you must pre-register.

14
May
2019

Abundance in the Bay - Anomaly, Anachronism, or Wave of the Future

Free
Abundance in the Bay - Anomaly, Anachronism, or Wave of the Future

Please join us as award winning photographer, Jodi Frediani, takes us on a visual journey featuring a wide variety of Monterey Bay marine species. From the enormous, feeding blue whale down to the tiny krill they feed upon, she’ll also showcase humpback, gray and killer whales, fish, otters, birds, dolphins and much more.  She’ll explore the anchovy explosion that took the Bay by surprise in 2013, with a look back at historical wildlife patterns, before over-fishing, whaling and loss of wetlands brought major changes to the magnificent Bay at our doorsteps.

Jodi Frediani is an award-winning Monterey Bay based photographer specializing in imagery of marine species. In addition to photographing wildlife in its many forms and habitats, Frediani is engaged in humpback whale research both in Monterey Bay and the Dominican Republic. She works closely with California Whale Rescue providing photographic back up for entangled whales, and has assisted the California Academy of Sciences and Long Marine Lab with photographic documentation of whales injured and killed by ship strikes.  

From 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Patrick J. Fitz Wetlands Education Resource Center located at the top of Pajaro Valley High School at 500 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville, CA, 95076.

Admission is free, but seating is limited so please reserve a seat.

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Contact

Watsonville Wetlands Watch
PO Box 1239
Freedom, CA 95019-1239
Voice: 831-728-1156
Fax: 831-728-6944
Offices at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center

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