Natural World

Natural World

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
8:30am to 2:30pm
Plummer

Point Reyes offers a deep, rich underworld of life and bird-talk awaiting the patient listener, and birding by ear can be accelerated with some simple techniques and awareness training. Participants will practice deep listening in the field and learn how to understand...

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:30pm
Wimpfheimer

The park’s coastal location and wealth of habitats attracts a great variety of birds. This is a good time of year to see many wintering species; we will spend the day in search of the diversity of the season, our binoculars in hand with David’s experienced eyes to...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

This class will expand on the concepts and skills covered in Birding 101, but anyone interested in birds or birding are welcome. Participants will learn ecological associations - why certain birds are found in specific habitats and not others - bird behaviors, various...

Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Egert Elan

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Dreskin

How can you tell a moth from a butterfly?  How do various species of butterflies spend the winter? What butterfly is our state insect?  What’s an instar?  What host plants do butterflies use and how can I attract butterflies to my garden? Learn the answers to these...

Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Egert Elan

Take a fun filled adventure to explore the fantastic and fascinating flora of Point Reyes. Learn to identify local plants, discover their culinary and medicinal uses (such as making food from acorns), and taste wild foraged delicacies. Immerse yourself in the myths,...

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Pincetich, Ph.D.

What is marine debris and how does it impact ocean ecosystems? Participants will explore this pressing topic in the field and classroom, hiking outdoors to collect debris and data before gathering inside to interpret the day’s findings and learn the facts about marine...

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm
Freeman

Location: Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the meeting location!

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
Pincetich, Ph.D.

This UC California Naturalist immersion program is a partnership between the University of California Cooperative Extension and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) Field Institute. Our primary mission is to foster a committed corps of volunteer...

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Pincetich, Ph.D.

This UC California Naturalist Saturday lecture series is a partnership between the University of California Cooperative Extension and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) Field Institute. Our primary mission is to foster a committed corps of volunteer...