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2013 Summer Speaker Series

Join us for the second annual summer speaker series at Pinnacles National Park! The series is held at the Soledad library the first Saturday of each month and the Visitor Contact Station in the park for the second and third. The Speaker Series will continue through August.

The month of July focuses on Park Natural Resources.

Pinnacles Alien Invasion

  • when: July 6th, 2013 (2:00 PM)
  • where: Soledad Library

Join Ranger Matt to discover the alien life that has encroached on Pinnacles National Park. Find out what the park has done to stop their spread and what you can do to help.

Wildflowers: Up Close and Personal

  • when: July 13th, 2013 (2:00 PM)
  • where: West Side (Soledad) Visitor Center

With his stunning macro photography, David Guvernick, co-author of Wildflowers of Monterey County, will show us Pinnacles’ breathtaking wildflowers through a new and unexpected perspective.

On the Edge: Prairie Falcons of Pinnacles

  • when: July 20th, 2013 (2:00 PM)
  • where: West Side (Soledad) Visitor Center

Pinnacles Raptor Biologist, Gavin Emmons, will help us explore the fascinating lives of Pinnacles' Prairie Falcons. We’ll learn what it takes to survive on the edge and what part we play in the falcon’s continued success.

The final two speakers will be presenting at the Visitor Contact Station on the west side (Soledad) of the park at 2:00pm. Park entrance fee applies.

Highway 146 on the east and west side of Pinnacles National Park do not connect—there is no direct route through the park. To attend these special programs make sure you enter the park from the west side, near Soledad, CA.

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