Pond Life: Reptiles, Amphibians, & More

Saturday, May 18, 2024
10:00am – 2:00pm

*Suggested donation $5 – $15 per person
All ages welcome 

Meet at the Dwight Center

*This event is free if cost is a barrier to you

A pond can be an oasis teeming with life! In this family-friendly adventure, join Pepperwood Educator Julianne Bradbury, to explore the biodiversity found at Pepperwood’s ponds. We will introduce you to common species that we might find in and around the water’s edge, and how to identify them. We will visit the pond in search of aquatic insects, frogs, newts, garter snakes, and turtles. Gain insight into the lives of these incredible creatures, their roles in our ecosystem, and the dramatic cycles of life that unfold around a pond. 

Please come prepared with clothing and shoes that could get wet and muddy. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy in the field.

Instructor: Julianne Bradbury
Julianne has been an educator, field scientist, and land steward in the Sonoma County conservation community since 2010. She completed both her Bachelor’s and Master of Science in the SSU Department of Biology and has worked previously with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey, National Parks Service, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, Sonoma Water, and Audubon Canyon Ranch. When she is not geeking out about herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) and native plants, she can be seen performing in local community theater productions and leading families to make music in the Santa Rosa chapter of Music Together.

Ease of Access/Hike level: This event includes a hike of up to 2 miles, over uneven terrain including inclines. We will travel in shared vehicles into the field. Bathrooms and water are available at the event meeting location.

Weather & Cancellations: This event will go on in light rain. However, it could be canceled in the case of heavy storms, unhealthy air quality or other unforeseen circumstances. In the case of cancellation, registrants will be notified via email.

Though we love dogs, pets are not allowed on the reserve. When visiting Pepperwood, please leave pets at home for their wellbeing and that of our wildlife. Thank you.

Please, no smoking at Pepperwood.

COVID Protocols: Masks are not required. Please practice good health hygiene. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

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Register for this class using the secure form below.

To register, select the applicable level below, either General or Friends of Pepperwood and click +Add. On mobile devices, you may need to scroll all the way to the right to find the +Add button. In the pop up window, enter your attendee information and scroll to the bottom to click “Continue”. Repeat this for other attendees. Next, on the main form, you may add an additional donation amount in the open field, then click the green “Continue” button to move to the final page for payment. Click the green “Process” button on this final page to complete your transaction.

For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Manager, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Registration opens for the public on Monday, January 15, 2024

2024-05-18 10:00 2024-05-18 14:00 America/Los_Angeles Pond Life: Reptiles, Amphibians, & More

Saturday, May 18, 2024 10:00am – 2:00pm *Suggested donation $5 – $15 per person All ages welcome  Meet at the Dwight Center *This event is free if cost is a barrier to you A pond can be an oasis teeming with life! In this family-friendly adventure, join Pepperwood Educator Julianne Bradbury, to explore the biodiversity […]

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