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Lions, Racoons & Bears: Ranger Talk On Backyard Wildlife

Christine Raines

Park Ranger Christine Raines

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will host Yosemite National Park Ranger Christine Raines who will expound on the topic of backyard wildlife.

The free presentation takes place on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library community room, where the audience will learn about different wildlife habitats, their adaptations, physiology and behaviors.  The animals Ranger Christine will discuss are not only prominent in Yosemite Park, but in our surrounding communities, as well.

Each species lives a differently depending on the land which they inhabit.  Guests will learn how various animals have adapted to foothill conditions and ways to stay safe when surrounded by wildlife.  She’ll bring animal skins and skulls to demonstrate her subject.

The creatures Ranger Christine will discuss include are bobcats, mountain lions, raccoons, mule deer, coyotes, gray squirrels, Steller’s jays, field mice, rattlesnakes and black bears, along with some of Yosemite’s sensitive species such as Peregrine falcons, red fox and Pacific fishers.

The experienced education park ranger regularly provides curriculum-based programs known as “Parks as Classrooms” to students of all ages. Her programs are designed to provide students with an engaging learning experience along with the opportunity to experience nature as the ultimate classroom.

For questions about this special presentation call the library at (559) 683-4838 or visit Friends of Oakhurst Branch Library (FOBL)

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