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June 2017

Scope Out Schollenberger Wetlands!

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Schollenberger Park, 1400 Cader Ln
petaluma, CA 94954 United States
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In June, the North Coast Nature Journal Club will scope out the marshes of Schollenberger park near Petaluma. This convenient park provides ample opportunities to sketch water birds and learn about California's coastal wetlands, the most endangered of all our ecosystem types. There will also be expansive views of the long extinct volcano that is Sonoma mountain. We will focus on drawing and learning about the plants and birds that inhabit this area and we will also practice composing and…

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July 2017

Nature Journal Homework

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In July, I will be Nature Journaling in Tanzania so there will be no official meetup of the North Coast Nature Journal Club. However, I will come up with some fun homework exercises for practicing while I am gone!

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September 2017

Draw Majestic Elk and Epic Landscapes!

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tomales Point Trailhead, Pierce Point Ranch, Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA + Google Map
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In September we will hike out on Tomales Point to see the elk herds during their rut and enjoy the overall epic scenes! The Tule elk will be on their most dramatic behavior this time of year and we will get an opportunity to document it in our journals. We will focus on learning how to draw ungulates, how to draw antlers, and how to creatively depict action sequences in your journal. There will also be plenty of opportunity for…

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November 2017

Second Chance Elk at Tomales Point!

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tomales Point Trailhead, Pierce Point Ranch, Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA + Google Map
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In November we will hike back out to Tomales Point for a second chance or a double dose of the Tule Elk! There should still be some of the mating season behavior at this time of year and we will get an opportunity to document it in our journals. We will focus on learning how to draw ungulates, how to draw antlers, and how to creatively depict action sequences in your journal. There will also be plenty of opportunity for…

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December 2017

Explore Sunset at the Laguna!

December 17 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail, 6303 Highway 12,
Santa Rosa,
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In December we will meet at the Laguna de Santa Rosa trail during the most exciting and most beautiful time of day! The crepuscular hours are when many raptors can be seen hunting and many mammals are out in the open. Every time I walk this trail near sunset I'm surprised by how many birds I see and by the incredibly lit landscapes. Last time, I saw a family of owls! We will focus on techniques for drawing and painting…

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