Natural World

Natural World

Natural World

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
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

The area between Chimney Rock and Drakes Beach is one of the most visually striking in the national seashore. In the spring its natural history is equally rich. Blooming wildflowers and other plants put on a dramatic and diverse display, Young Elephant Seals rest on...

Cliffs near Point Reyes Headlands
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Karachewski

Hike the 5-mile Rift Zone trail along the San Andreas Fault and learn about this active boundary between the North American and Pacific Plates. View fault-related landscapes and discuss plate tectonics, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and natural hazards in the Bay...

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Do you want to dive into the magical world of bird sounds? Then join us for a morning of listening and learning along the Estero Trail. We'll tune our ears to the wonderful avian vocalizations that surround us each spring. Whose lovely song is that? Who makes that call...

Spring Birding: Learning Bird Vocalizations
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sorbet

Meet the trees that give this landscape its distinct beauty. Whether you know them by sight or all you see is "green,” come learn to identify trees along with their stories and how they interact with the ecosystem. We'll pass through several distinct forest communities...

Trees of Inverness Ridge
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

Are you new to birding or just curious to try it out? Then join us for a beginners birding walk exploring the bird life surrounding the Bear Valley Visitor Center within the Point Reyes National Seashore. Don't be shy if you've never birded before - that's what we're...

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 8:30am to Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 5:00pm

The Point Reyes National Seashore Association and ReadySF are proud to host another Wilderness First Aid course in Point Reyes National Seashore. Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days. We will be...

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Heusler

Forest Bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which can be loosely translated to “taking in the medicine of the forest” . This practice was established in the 1980's in Japan as a direct response to declining health in the population. The healing...

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

Are you new to birding or just curious to try it out? Then join us for a beginners birding walk exploring the bird life surrounding the Bear Valley Visitor Center within the Point Reyes National Seashore. Don't be shy if you've never birded before - that's what we're...

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Binney

Do the ghosts of doomed sailors haunt Point Reyes’ treacherous shores? We'll pay our respects at a historic cemetery and travel out to the sites of myriad maritime tragedies, seeking personal connection to long lost ships and those who wait to tell their stories from...