Mount Diablo is more than a landmark for map makers. It’s home to a rich array of flora and fauna, varieties of life existing in a unique urban-rural interface. Mr. Marchiano, a native of the region and avid collector-student of its living forms, will help us identify the butterflies, other insects, reptiles and birds who make the mountain their home. He will provide hands-on access to many species from his personal collections. The course includes two hours in the field exploring the natural wonders of this rich biosphere. Mr. Marchiano will help you become adept at recognizing the creatures who share our region, and he’ll also debunk myths that have maligned at least some of them. Don’t miss this chance to hone your fondness for nature and for its local treasures.
(*Note- no class scheduled May 27th /
& June 24th class meets at 9:00 a.m. at Mitchel Canyon)