Natural World

Natural World

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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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Located on the north side of Mount Diablo, Mitchell Canyon is home to a rich variety of birds. On this three- to four-mile hike, we will focus on identification by plumage, behavior, song, and call. Besides birds, this area can display resplendent wildflowers not...

Saturday, May 6, 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...

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Freeman

Photo by Analise Sutherland 

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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, May 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Photo by Carlos Porrata

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Monday, May 29, 2017 - 7:30am to 11:00am
Dreskin

For a brief time during minus tides, the hidden mysteries of the reef are revealed. Join us for an exploration of the intertidal zone as we discover giant green anemones, ochre stars, purple sea urchins, and various species of crabs. Hopefully, we will also come...

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Karachewski

Experience the diverse, dynamic, and rugged beaches and seacliffs that are present in the northern portions of the park. At Abbotts Lagoon, we will discuss shoreline processes, Ice-Age landscapes, and climate change. At Kehoe and McClures Beaches, we will examine...

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Bergen

Learn the skills to understand the constant bird conversation going on in the wilds of Point Reyes. This class explores basic core routines of bird language and the “shapes of alarm” generated by each animal. Practice diminishing your ring of disturbance and expanding...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Wimpfheimer

Come spend the day observing migrant shorebirds that have traversed thousands of miles from their Arctic breeding areas. Some may stay within these rich habitats well into the winter; others will pause only briefly before traveling south. Join David for a hike on...

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Bergen

Learn the skills to understand the constant bird conversation going on in the wilds of Point Reyes. This class explores basic core routines of bird language and the “shapes of alarm” generated by each animal. Practice diminishing your ring of disturbance and expanding...

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...