CreekSpeak Series continues Thursday, Aug. 15

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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, Aug. 15 with a presentation uncovering the historic ecology of the Putah-Cache Creek region.

How do we piece together what a landscape looked like decades, or hundreds of years ago? Google Maps doesn’t go back that far, but there are some tools available. Just ask JayLee Tuil, a postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis who has been researching the historical ecology of this region. At the August 15 CreekSpeak event, she’ll be sharing what she’s learned from various sources including early lithograph prints, written accounts, and historical aerial photographs. These tools, combined with modern mapping techniques, can uncover new realizations about the character of the landscape. Join us at this event to learn about the history that is buried in the hills around us and sunk into the rings of massive Valley Oak trees!

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

CreekSpeak events are at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, held at the Blanchard Room at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library (315 E. 14th St.) and the Winters Community Library Margaret Parsons Room (708 Railroad Avenue). 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, or by calling the Putah Creek Council office at 530-795-3006.


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