North Coast Otters
Humboldt State wildlife professor Jeff Black will give an update on “North Coast Otters: Merging Citizen Art & Science.” This free public lecture is sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh. North Coast Otters will be a collection of unique pieces of otter art, which will be displayed at local businesses, festivals, galleries, schools, and other public areas. (FOAM is sponsoring a showing at the Interpretive Center.) Jeff will enlighten attendees about this intersection of art, nature, and science. Besides otters, Dr. Black’s research interests include Humboldt Bay waterfowl, Steller’s Jays, and raptors. The HSU River Otter Citizen Science Project has been collecting sightings of river otters from watercourses in Humboldt, Del Norte, and adjacent counties since 1999.