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.

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

Newts: Love and Respect, But Don’t Lick
Nov 7 @ 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.