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Come learn about the behavior and conservation needs of these two elusive species, both holding onto remnant habitat in our urban environment. Join Bill Leikam, to hear his amazing stories and see footage of fox families living in our creeks and baylands. Greg Kerekes, photographer and naturalist, will share his images, song, and stories about Burrowing Owls in Santa Clara County, a dwindling population that is losing its home to “infill” development.
Grand Teton Tech Talk- Google's West Campus (GWC2)
1501 Salado Drive, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA 94043
*Note that all donations must be done off site of the event itself, you may either donate on this event's page or mail your contribution to:
Committee for Green Foothills
3921 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
"A Year with the Urban Gray Fox" - Bill Leikam
"Burrowing Owls of Santa Clara County" - Greg Kerekes
Experience the trials and tribulations of Santa Clara County's Burrowing Owls, through the lens of a Wildlife Conservation Photographer. Since the 1980s the Burrowing Owl's population has been dropping dramatically as the urban circuitry of Silicon Valley replaced the orchards and open spaces of the once dubbed "Valley of the Hearts Delight". Greg will present photos and videos of this charismatic species as well as discuss current restoration and advocacy efforts by Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society aimed to preserve this flagship species, the Western Burrowing Owl.
Bill Leikam: Science has been a fundamental part of Bill's life from the time that he was a teenager. In the 1970s, he conducted original research into the nature of consciousness which in 1981 led him to be chosen as one of an 18 member US Scientific Delegation to the People’s Republic of China where he presented his research. During the 1980s, he spoke at conferences across the country both on consciousness and the psychology and neurophysiology of boredom. Four years ago, he began documenting, photographing and researching the behavior of the gray fox.