The Bay Area Through Time with author Laura Cunningham

Sunday Apr 23 2017   10:30 AM
SF Botanical Gardens Library  1199 Ninth Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

Join us at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Library for a special storytime as naturalist Laura Cunningham presents her children’s book, The Bay Area Through Time. Learn all about the fascinating natural history of the Bay Area’s landscapes, plants, and animals as we travel back in time hundreds of millions of years! We’ll also make some art inspired by our Ancient Plant Garden.

Free and open to the public, for kids.


Laura CunninghamLaura Cunningham, an artist and naturalist, studied paleontology and biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked at various field biology jobs for the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other organizations, getting to know such species as the Owens Valley pupfish, the southern California steelhead trout, the Yosemite toad, and the Panamint alligator lizard. Simultaneously, she has been studying and painting California’s historic and living wildlife, flora, and unique landscapes. She lives near Death Valley National Park, where she cofounded the group Basin and Range Watch to explore the historical ecology of the desert ecosystems of California and Nevada, and to protect them. Visit her blog at

Photo by Kevin Emmerich