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Acorn Woodpecker

Based on a study of the Acorn Woodpeckers at the Hastings Reservation, Speaker Walt Koenig, PhD discusses some of the strikingly cooperative and surprising competitive behaviors of this species.

The Science of Mud

Rachel Clifford is a local resident and masters student at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories studying Oceanography and Biogeochemistry. Listen to a special presentation about the science of mud! Learn about how our local wetlands like Elkhorn Slough act as a sponge by removing many of the pollutants that get washed into our watershed.

Saving California’s Bumble Bees

Dr Hollis Woodard, Assistant Professor of Entomology at UC Riverside, presents an overview of our state’s beautiful bumble bees, the things that threaten them and how we can protect them.

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