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The World Underfoot (202-221)

Thu, Feb 1, 7:30pm

Soils are not only dirt or merely the media in which plants grow—they are worlds unto themselves. Millions of bacteria, fungi, insects, mammals, and other organisms thrive in every healthy soil—preying upon each other, jostling for space, and competing for food and water. They also mobilize essential nutrients from thin air, solid rock, and each other and deliver them to fuel the web of life. This talk will explore this teeming, complex world; describe its inmates; and look at some of the more quirky personalities, the infighting, and seemingly magical alliances that make life on earth possible. We will also look at the fragility of this world and discuss how and why we must conserve it. Mike Koslosky is supervising naturalist for the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. He manages Sulphur Creek Nature Center and the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center. He is a frequent contributor to Bay Nature, and we especially call your attention to his “Notes From Underground: Wildlife Beneath Our Feet” in the January-March 2005 issue of that excellent magazine

 
Instructor Mike Koslosky
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Notes Thu, Feb 1, 7:30pm  
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