Nest: Creating Home Lectures

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Filoli’s exhibition Nest: Creating Home will be accompanied by a series of monthly lectures taking place at the Filoli Visitor Center. Lectures are free for members, $5 for non-members, plus the cost admission to Filoli.

Aug
8
Thu
Edward Rooks: Breeding Birds of Filoli
Aug 8 @ 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Edward Rooks: Breeding Birds of Filoli

Artist and birder Edward Rooks shares paintings and photographs of birds and nests found at Filoli’s Garden and Nature Preserve and offers insights into their habitats and behaviors.

Lectures are free for members, $5 for non-members, plus the cost of admission to Filoli. For non-members, Filoli admission can be purchased online or at the Visitor Center on the day of the lecture.

After the lecture, stay for Summer Nights at Filoli. Learn more.

Sep
12
Thu
Filoli History as California History
Sep 12 @ 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Filoli History as California History

Margo Horn will provide the historical backdrop for Filoli as a place to live and work in the early to mid-20th century. She will look at the people who made Filoli home in the context of California’s attitudes and legislation on immigration in this era, and the relationship between the community at Filoli and the diversity of immigrant groups who settled in California in the 20th century.

Lecture by:
Margo Horn, PhD | Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Stanford University
Margo Horn is a US social historian who teaches history at Stanford. Her teaching and research focus on the history of women, the history of the family, and the social history of medicine and psychiatry.

 

Oct
3
Thu
Making Home by the Bay
Oct 3 @ 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Making Home by the Bay

This talk explores how the ancestors of today’s Ohlone people, the Native American communities who were the first inhabitants of the land between San Francisco and Monterey Bays, built a homeland for themselves over the millennia out of a dramatically changing environment at Filoli and beyond.

Lecture by:
Matthew V. Kroot, PhD | Department of Anthropology, Santa Clara University

Nov
3
Sun
Newts: Love and Respect, But Don’t Lick
Nov 3 @ 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Newts: Love and Respect, But Don't Lick

Cool November weather brings out newts for their epic migration journey to Filoli’s ponds and creeks. Learn about the fascinating adaptations and “nest” habitats of these native animals. Paul will share his wealth of information about the newts’ biology, including physiology, behavior, and life cycle.

Lecture by:
Paul Licht | Former Director, University of California Botanical Gardens at Berkeley
Paul Licht is a Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley. Paul taught Integrative Biology for 39 years and served for 14 years as director and interim director at the University of California Botanical Gardens at Berkeley. He also served as Dean of Biological Science and Chair of Deans, Letters & Science for 8 years.