The staff at the Los Altos History museum remind us that:
“Not long ago, the peninsula was rich in natural resources. Food was abundant, with plenty for wildlife and the native peoples. This changed dramatically with the arrival of Europeans, and by 1900, the grizzly once prolific here had been hunted to extinction. Today grizzlies are threatened by human activities that lead to fragmentation and destruction of their habitat. In California, we have a chance to learn from our mistakes and help other endangered species, such as the condor–while we still can.”
They have some great free public programs planned to talk more about this subject:
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 10:30 AM – Noon
Bring your teddy bear and listen to bear stories.
Children under 12 must also bring an adult.
CONVERSATION WITH A NATURALIST
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 5:30 – 7:00 PM