It's no secret to readers of this column that the Humboldt Buzz Examiner has a passion for Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka. It's one of the gems of northern California and its importance to the people of Humboldt County and wildlife around the world continues to grow with the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation's vision for the future.
Beginning Nov. 13, the zoo's free conservation lecture series for the public returns and it's a series anyone who cares about animals and is interested in learning more about wildlife won't want to miss. Birds, and specifically eagles, are a focus for this session of lectures. With the construction of the Watershed Heroes Project moving forward at the zoo at an impressive pace, the talks about Bald eagles will be especially relevant.
Here is the schedule for the lecture series. The presentations take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Nov.-March, at 7 p.m. (exception: January lecture is on the 15th). These talks are free and open to the public. Enter through the main zoo gates. A reception with refreshments is held a half hour before the lecture begins.
Nov. 13 - The Birds & the Beans: Coffee and Conservation in Jamaica, Kenya, and India. (Matt Johnson, Humboldt State University)
Dec. 11 – Bringing Eagles Home: 35 years of effort to restore Bald eagles to the Channel Islands. (Dave Garcelon, Institute for Wildlife Studies)
Jan. 15 - Eagles In Your Home: Connecting with Wildlife Through Remote Cameras (Sandra Hunt-von Arb, Pacific Northwestern Biological Resources Consultants, and Jim Spickler, Eco-Ascension Research and Consulting)
Feb. 12 – Zoos and the Restoration of Iconic Pacific Northwest Species: From California Condors to Oregon Spotted Frogs. (David Sheperdson, Oregon Zoo)
March 12 - When the Fuel Hits the Feathers: Oiled Wildlife Rescue in California and on the North Coast. (Tamar Danufsky, HSU Museum and Oiled Wildlife Care Network)
To learn more about the conservation lecture series sponsored by Sequoia Park Zoo, visit their website or call (707) 441-4263.