Natural World

Natural World

Natural World

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Binney

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Morales

Nature has much to teach us. It is one thing to learn about the feeding habits of wading birds; it is another to see how those feeding habits might inform our own lives. Buried within the destruction and rebirth that accompanies fire, or within the play of the moon and...

Lessons from Nature
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Freeman

Come enjoy a wonderful interactive day learning about the Monarch’s remarkable life history, the perils they face, and how you can help save them by sowing seed balls of their nectar and host plants which we’ll have fun making in class. In the Fall, the magnificent...

Monarch butterfly on the ground looking away
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Hug

Many birders find looking at gulls to be an intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some simple strategies to follow that can take some of the intimidation and frustration out of gull identification. You won’t become an expert overnight, but you may...

Oh No! Not Gulls!
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Campbell

Explore the mysterious and fascinating world of wild mushrooms in Point Reyes. We'll learn basic mushroom terminology, collecting techniques, spore prints, ID keys, and much more, including a fresh wild mushroom specimen display provided by the instructor.

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Mushroom Identification
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Winter and Spring are actually the seasons of greatest abundance for many birds at Point Reyes. Coastal estuaries are extremely rich feeding areas for thousands of ducks, shorebirds, grebes and other water birds. Over ten species of hawks, falcons and other raptors...

Winter Birds of Tomales Bay
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Campbell

Explore the mysterious and fascinating world of wild mushrooms in Point Reyes. We'll learn basic mushroom terminology, collecting techniques, spore prints, ID keys, and much more, including a fresh wild mushroom specimen display provided by the instructor.

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Mushroom Identification
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sorbet

Meet the arboreal residents that call Point Reyes home. Whether you know them by sight or all you see is "green,” come learn to identify species along with their stories and how they interact with the ecosystem at large. No prior knowledge necessary for this series of...

Selected Trees of Point Reyes
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm
Sorbet

Learn to identify and tell the stories of the trees that call Point Reyes home. See different stages of the California fire cycle, and experience firsthand the dynamic drama of forests that plays out in slow time. All levels of knowledge are welcome. We will meet at...

Trees of Point Reyes: A Weekend Intensive Retreat
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Karachewski

Learn about the plate tectonics of the Farallon and North American plates and the world-famous exposures of pillow basalts, folded ribbon cherts, and mélange of the Franciscan Complex. Find out about Ice Age cycles, sea-level changes, and the evolution of San Francisco...

Geology of the Marin Headlands
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Mid-April is possibly the best time to enjoy a wide variety of birds at Point Reyes. Almost all of the migratory nesting birds have returned to the area while some of the wintering birds still linger. After meeting and exploring forest habitats at Bear Valley this...

Spring Migration at Point Reyes
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Dreskin

From swallowtails to blues, we will search for a variety of species and observe behaviors like puddling, nectaring, and maybe even egg laying. We’ll also take time to learn to recognize various native host plants like alders, ocean spray, milkmaids, sticky monkeyflower...

Butterflies for Beginners