Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Discovering Mt. Diablo’s Plants and Animals


Price for Members: $57
Price for Non-Members: $85
Date/Time: Tuesdays June 7, 14, 21 & 28*  10:00-12:00
Instructor: Michael Marchiano, B.A. History St. Mary’s College, naturalist, photographer, lecturer
Location: In Person, Concord Campus and *June 28 field trip to Mitchell Canyon at 6:30 pm (Event will not be recorded)


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Course Description

Mount Diablo, an island in the middle of suburbia, is the geographic centerpiece of Contra Costa County. Local naturalist Michael Marchiano offers us an introduction to the amazing diversity of plant and animal life that inhabit its beautiful and sprawling terrain. He’ll present three lecture sessions, complete with photos, of many of the common and some less known species that grace this expanse and discuss the interrelationships between these unique organisms. The fourth session will be a two-hour evening nature walk in Mitchell Canyon, exploring and identifying the plants and animals discussed in class. It’s time to get to know this local treasure better. Here’s the course to do it. (IN PERSON – Event will not be recorded. NOTE: June 28 field trip to Mitchell Canyon at 6:30pm)


Additional information


Michael Marchiano, B.A., history, St. Mary's College, naturalist, photographer, lecturer

Event Details

Date: 2022-06-07

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Concord Campus


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