Natural World

Natural World

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Karachewski

 

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Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

By mid-April, almost all of the migratory nesting birds have returned to the Point Reyes Peninsula. This class will explore Bear Valley, Drakes Estero, the Giacomini wetlands, and other habitats to observe them. Identification of raptors, flycatchers, warblers,...

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Peak wildflower bloom is an excellent time for an eight-mile walk along the Estero Trail to witness the diversity of wildflowers. We will stop to view grebes, scoters, shorebirds, and other water birds migrating and feeding in the rich estuaries. Expect to hike all day...

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
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 simple techniques and awareness training. Participants will practice deep listening in the field and learn to understand baseline...

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
Farr

Becoming Coyote: The Art of Awareness

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Chimney Rock & Drakes Bay
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Wimpfheimer

During the spring Drakes Beach and the Chimney Rock area are some of the most dynamic parts of the National Seashore. The wildflower display at the headlands can be dramatic both in its diversity and beauty. Cormorants, murres and other seabirds have begun nesting on...

Point Reyes Headlands
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Dreskin

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Friday, May 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:00am

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Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sorbet

Meet the arboreal residents that call the Point Reyes home. Whether you know them by sight or all you see is "green,” join our guided hike and learn the stories of the bishop pine, Douglas-fir, blue gum eucalyptus, and others, plus their interactions with the ecosystem...

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Karachewski

Explore the interesting and structurally complex Franciscan rocks on Angel Island that have been metamorphosed in a subduction zone. At scenic vistas we’ll discuss the natural history, topography, and flooding of San Francisco Bay associated with glacial-interglacial...

Sculptured Beach
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Freeman

Come behold the beauty of what lives in the intertidal zone. Exploring Duxbury Reef at low tide will reveal the diversity of life that thrives in this dynamic space between land and ocean. Sea stars, giant green anemone, and purple sea urchins are just a few of the...

Tide pool
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Karachewski

Discover San Francisco’s geology and wild seascapes on 3 hikes in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) from the Presidio to Fort Funston. At the Presidio, we will hike down to Marshall Beach to observe serpentinite bluffs and landslides. At Lands End, hike...

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Chiriboga

Birdwatching can be incredibly intimidating, especially when you’re just beginning. Birds hide, they don’t sit still and some are only 9-10 centimeters in size. Join Sam and learn just how easy it can be to identify common birds. We’ll explore bird identification,...

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 5:00pm
Pincetich, Ph.D.

*Classes will be taking place weekly on Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm from September 28 through October 26th. 

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