Don’t miss Changing Tides There is still time to register for tomorrow’s history tour. Walk-up registration is also available. The weather should be sunny and clear for a lovely morning of on-site learning about our local lagoons. Meet at the Museum at 9am on Saturday, November 12 for this walk with local historian Norman Poitevin. $10 members/$15 general.
Community Tuesday at Shadowbrook is happening this Tuesday November 15. The Museum receives a portion of the proceeds from dinners served that evening. Diners MUST mention the Museum of Natural History for us to get credit. Reservations are suggested: go to http://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/home/home.php or call 476.4560.
UCSC Museum of Natural History Collections Fall Open House Natural history fans will love this opportunity to view specimens that are not normally on display for the public. Visit our partners on campus to see what a university teaching collection looks like while learning about our local flora and fauna. Friday, November 18 at 11:00 – 3:30 and Saturday, November 19 at 12:30 – 5:00. Visit the MNHC website for more information.
Changes in Pilkington Creek Last Saturday six volunteers (led by neighbor and Museum docent Nancy Lenz) spent the morning planting over 70 California native plants in the riparian area next to Pilkington Creek which runs through Tyrrell Park. The new plants are located along the path opposite the hummingbird garden, in the area around the Bear Spirit statue, and along the creek. Plants were specifically chosen to recreate a more natural environment – many of these plants were important to the Ohlone people in their everyday lives. Special thanks to the City of Santa Cruz for purchasing the plants and to Central Coast Wilds for discounts, donations and counsel.