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May 2018

Discover Sonoma Mountain!

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In the month of May, the North Coast Nature Journal club will be heading into the beautiful wooded hills east of Santa Rosa with our sketchbooks and watercolors as well as our observation skills and our learning intentions. This site is incredibly gorgeous this time of year, with verdant oaks,  lofty redwoods, dramatic creekbeds and waterfalls, and some incredible views of Sonoma County. We will go over several observation techniques that are useful with these particular subjects and do some…

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June 2018

Tracking Animal Sign and Bird Language at the Laguna!

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Laguna Foundation, 900 sanford rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States

I love the Laguna de Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, and on June third I get to teach tracking and bird language there with the Laguna Foundation. My all time record for most species of raptors I have seen in one hour happened there! Because of the riparian areas there is also a large diversity of interesting mammals to track. In this workshop you will learn how a tracking perspective can help you learn more, see more, and have more…

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Survey Salmon Creek Beach!

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

In June, the North Coast Nature Journal Club will head to one of my favorite spots, South Salmon Creek Beach! This is a very fun location to observe coastal sand dunes, wetlands, waterbirds, and to explore animal tracks including a resident family of red foxes! We won't hike long distances but the terrain is slightly challenging because it is mostly sand dunes. The weather is variable and can be windy. Be prepared for sun, sand, and wind. Bring sketching and…

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July 2018

Low Tide Adventure at Shorttail Gulch!

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

In July, we will hike a little-known trail through prime owl habitat down to a beautiful cove with shorebirds and tide pools! There are also great wildflowers, raptors, and hummingbirds along the way. This is one of my favorite new spots to nature journal in all of the North Bay. We will be there during low tide so that we can apply our journaling practice towards the fascinating web of life that exists where the waves meet the land! There…

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