“Snowshoe” Thompson – Seminar

Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold

Pioneer Mail Carrier of the Sierra Join Frank Tortorich to learn more about John A. "Snowshoe" Thompson. John A. Thompson was born Norway in 1827. His family emigrated to the U.S. just ten years later and by 1851 John was a young man, ready to try his luck in the gold fields of California. While [...]

Searching for Gold Spot –The Wild After Wildfire – Seminar

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold

Forests that have experienced fire are vibrant, dazzling, and full of life. While searching for the rare Black-backed Woodpeckers, which rely on these burned forests, biologists encounter a plethora of other wildlife such as deer, black bears, bobcats, sapsuckers, bluebirds, wrens, and raptors, including nesting Northern Goshawks and Spotted Owls and their chicks. The Black-backed [...]