Thu, Jun 09|
Vertical Zonation in the the San Gabriel Mountains
As you rise from the LA Basin up through the San Gabriels, everything changes. Variation in rainfall, temperature, and elevation result in strata of different plant and animal communities in a process known as vertical zonation. Join us for a virtual field trip in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Time & Location
Jun 09, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
About the Event
As you rise from the Los Angeles Basin up through the San Gabriel Mountains, everything changes. On the cismontane side of the range, water evaporates off of the ocean and then rises as it hits the mountain wall. It condenses before it crosses the crest and falls as rain and snow. This creates a desert on the farther, transmontane, side of the range. The changes in rainfall, temperature, and elevation result in strata of different plant and animal communities in a process known as vertical zonation. Join us on an exploration of the different habitats and species that make the San Gabriel Mountains so diverse. We will travel from Bob’s Gap Road to the top of Pine Mountain on the transmontane side of the range and up San Antonio Canyon on the cismontane side from Padua Park to the top of Mt. Baldy, the highest peak in the range.
Meet the Trainer:
Carly Creley is an educator and artist from Los Feliz in Los Angeles, California. She holds masters degrees in Environmental Science and in Education, but uses art to share her experiences in the natural world with others. She loves hiking, camping, and exploring new places. In addition to teaching, Carly leads an annual summer course for artists volunteering in Sequoia National Park, and is a guide at Griffith Observatory. Her work has been exhibited throughout California, and her scientific research on tree squirrels has been published in the Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.
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Instructor: Carly Creley
*Must be 18 and over for this training