Catch that Critter! Opening Event

October 21, 2020, 3:00 pm

4:00 pm

Learn about wildlife corridors and see if you can catch sight of some critters that may be using your own backyard! Use your own eyes, ears, cameras and/or phones to set up your own wildlife monitoring system. We’ll show you how CSU East Bay Concord Campus has set up their camera trap system in the Diablo foothills and what critters they’re seeing use their campus. It’s amazing how many animals are connected to us through our shared habitats. Let’s see what you find where you are!

Activity will take place over three days. Day one will feature live instruction and activity overview. Day two you’ll be on your own to practice catching critters. Day three we will meet again to see what you found! Join us at our closing event, Friday October 23rd at 3pm.

Activity guide (PDF) will be provided, including useful resources for continuing on your own. Use of cameras and/or phones is recommended but not necessary. Journaling is encouraged.

This event is hosted collaboratively by Save Mt. Diablo and California State University, East Bay.


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The Galindo Creek Field Station at Cal State East Bay Concord Campus is 53.9 acres of university land designed to support scholarship and learning. The principal geographic feature of the preserve is Galindo Creek, which is part of the Walnut Creek Watershed. Galindo Creek provides habitat for dozens of native species including deer, coyotes, bobcats, rabbits and squirrels, as well as a variety of reptiles, amphibians and birds, some on California’s endangered list. Save Mount Diablo’s mission is to forever preserve the remaining natural lands on and around Mount Diablo, and to connect Mount Diablo to the rest of the Diablo Range. We achieve our mission through a conservation approach that integrates perpetual land preservation, advocacy, stewardship, land use planning, and education programs. We work to preserve Mount Diablo’s peaks, surrounding foothills, and watersheds through land acquisition and preservation strategies designed to protect the mountain’s natural beauty, biological diversity, and historical and agricultural heritage; enhance our area’s quality of life; and provide recreational opportunities consistent with the protection of natural resources.