Natural World

Natural World

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:30am to 2:00pm
Giorni

If you like lagoons, dunes and beaches; sandy trails, the sight of slithering snake tails and the smell of crisp salt air then come on out for a slow and mellow nature walk on Abbott's Lagoon.  We will walk, talk and drop for garter snakes along this easy 1.5 mile...

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Egert Elan

Immerse yourself in the gorgeous plant life of Point Reyes and see the intricate beauty through the eyes of a botanist. Learn the basics needed to begin identifying wild plants including flower anatomy, terminology, plant family characteristics, online botanical...

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 5:00pm
Karachewski

Explore the completely different rocks that are exposed on the North American and Pacific plates on opposite sides of the San Andreas Fault. At the Marin Headlands on Saturday, we will examine rocks of the North American Plate, including pillow basalts, chert, and...

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Karachewski

Discover the interesting geology along San Francisco’s wild seascapes on three separate hikes in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area from the Presidio to Fort Funston. At the Presidio, we will hike down to Marshall Beach to observe serpentinite bluffs and...

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Pincetich, Ph.D.

The Point Reyes peninsula extends into the California Current and collects floating marine debris and plastic pollution from local and global sources along the over 80 miles of shoreline within its boundaries. What is marine debris and how does it impact ocean...

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Egert Elan

Immerse yourself in the gorgeous plant life of Point Reyes and see the intricate beauty through the eyes of a botanist. Learn the basics needed to begin identifying wild plants including flower anatomy, terminology, plant family characteristics, online botanical...

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Freeman

An adult butterfly’s diet is mainly nectar from flowers. Each butterfly species has their own favorite types of flowers they visit, including the Monarchs. When it’s time to lay their eggs, the Monarchs require Milkweed plants. It’s the only plant their caterpillars...

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 2:00pm
Campbell

Spend a wild and woodsy weekend in the forests of Point Reyes at the height of our local mushroom season. Instructor David Campbell will guide beginning and intermediate mushroom enthusiasts on a series of forays into the rich and diverse wild mushroom habitats all...