Next CreekSpeak Talk Looks at the Challenges Fish & Plants Face in Our Climate

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CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture, and history of our region, continues on Thursday, September 19 with a presentation exploring the challenges fish and plants face in our Mediterranean climate.

A Mediterranean climate – one with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers – is lovely for humans, and helpful for agriculture. We can heat and cool our homes, and irrigate our farmlands. But how do other systems react to this pattern of wet and dry spells and wide temperature swings? Creatures respond to the challenges of temperature and water availability in different ways, sometimes with very interesting results. At this CreekSpeak event, two local experts – Prof. Valerie Eviner and Dr. Matthew Young – will weigh in on the affects our Mediterranean climate has on local plants and fishes. Join us to learn about how our unique plant and fish communities developed in the face of challenging environmental conditions, and what that might mean for the future.

The presentation begins at 7pm at the Davis Branch Library Blanchard Room (315 E. 14th St., Davis).

CreekSpeak events are at 7pm on the third Thursday of the month, held at the Blanchard Room at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library (315 E. 14th Street) and the Winters Community Library Margaret Parsons Room (708 Railroad Ave.). These talks are free to Putah Creek Council members and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested from those who have not yet joined the Council.

More information about the 2019 CreekSpeak schedule is available at www.putahcreekcouncil.org, or by calling the Putah Creek Council office at 530- 795-3006.

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