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October 2019

Hoot ‘n Howl: Night Critters of the Laguna

October 26, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road
Santa Rosa, California 95401
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$20 – $35

Bats, owls and spiders, oh my! Bring familiar Halloween creatures to life during this fun, family-friendly evening at the Laguna Environmental Center on historic Stone Farm. The Laguna is home to a variety of animals we see frequently during the day, but who comes out when the sun goes down? We will take a short walk around the grounds, poking our heads in to the ol’ Hop Barn to look for barn owls, listen for high-pitched bat calls, examine different…

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November 2019

Almaden Quicksilver Fall 2019 Bioblitz

November 16, 2019, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A BioBlitz is an event where we find and identify as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a this BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place. Docents will guide you and teach you to use the iNaturalist app on your smartphone or tablet to record all the living things…

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A Walk Honoring Loss and Resilience

November 21, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd
Kenwood, CA 95452 United States
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Are you missing your sense of trust, safety, your home or beloved trees? This event is for anyone who still feels they are suffering negative effects from our recent fires or floods. This walk honoring loss and resilience is a gentle Forest Bathing Walk designed to help those recovering from the traumatic impact of our natural disasters. This sensory immersion experience, inspired by the Japanese practice, Shinrin Yoku, has the potential to restore a sense of calm, safety and inner…

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Migratory Bird Walk

November 23, 2019, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
China Camp State Park, 1898 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Welcome! Join our ongoing beginning birding class with naturalist Jerry Coe. No birding experience needed! This is a continuing class in which participants can gain skills in the art of birdwatching and identification. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have not attended previous classes. If you are an advanced birder, you are welcome to come and enjoy the outing. This month we will explore the migratory birds that will be passing through China Camp as they head south…

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December 2019

Mushroom Hike

December 21, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, 3801 St. Helena Hwy
Calistoga, CA 94515 United States
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Rain + Forest = Mushrooms! Join our fun guy naturalist for an introduction to Bothe’s mushrooms. This will be an easy meandering hike on Bothe trails. Day Use will be waived if you mention the hike at the entrance station. Meet at the Redwood Trailhead.

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Winter Solstice Sunset Gathering

December 21, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pantoll Ranger Station, Pantoll Rd. and Panoramic Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA United States
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Join our winter solstice gathering atop Mt. Tam: take a break from the busy bustle of the holidays and reconnect to our natural world. All invited! Our low key gathering will travel less than a mile to view the sunset and will then return to Pantoll campground for campfire, poems and s’mores. Meeting location: Pantoll Kiosk (google map) Please bring refillable water bottles, warm clothes and sturdy shoes, blankets, and if you like, a snack to share. We will cancel…

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January 2020


January 25, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Filoli, 86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062 United States
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Filoli’s mushroom hikes are for visitors new to the world of mushrooms and enthusiasts interested in discovering what fungi are fruiting on Filoli’s nature preserve. You’ll learn about the important ecosystems of fungi and how to spot mushrooms on the forest floor. This 90-minute hike traverses 2-3 miles of uneven terrain including moderate hills. The trails are not stroller or wheelchair accessible. Bring water, walking shoes, and clothing for light rain. Heavy rain cancels the hike. Children 5 and older…

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