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September 2019

Elk Adventure!

September 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In September, the North Coast Nature Journal Club will pass through the mists of time and go back to the Pleistocene! We will stand spellbound with our journals watching 500 pound tule elk thrashing coyote brush with their giant antlers and listening to the otherworldly bugling of more elk in the distance. We will be surrounded by biodiverse coastal prairie, a vast view of the ocean, and scenic coves and cliffs. All of this only a few hours drive from…

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October 2019

Tracking for Journalers: The Secret Language of Nature (Tiburon)

October 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Do you want to take your nature observations to the next level? Do you want to see more animals and understand more of what is going on around you? Join this illuminating class to learn how tracking and nature journaling combined can make you a much more perceptive naturalist. We will go over fundamental tracking knowledge, awareness exercises to make you more observant, and specific ways to enrich your journal pages with a tracking perspective. Marley will also share photos,…

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Tracking for Journalers: The Secret Language of Nature (San Francisco)

October 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Do you want to take your nature observations to the next level? Do you want to see more animals and understand more of what is going on around you? Join this illuminating class to learn how tracking and nature journaling combined can make you a much more perceptive naturalist. We will go over fundamental tracking knowledge, awareness exercises to make you more observant, and specific ways to enrich your journal pages with a tracking perspective. Marley will also share photos,…

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CANCELLED DUE TO LIBRARY CLOSURE! Tracking for Journalers: The Secret Language of Nature (Lafayette)

October 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Do you want to take your nature observations to the next level? Do you want to see more animals and understand more of what is going on around you? Join this illuminating class to learn how tracking and nature journaling combined can make you a much more perceptive naturalist. We will go over fundamental tracking knowledge, awareness exercises to make you more observant, and specific ways to enrich your journal pages with a tracking perspective. Marley will also share photos,…

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Nature Journal Endangered Tidal Marsh

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

For October, the North Coast Nature Journal Club will be visiting the critically endangered and often overlooked tidal marshes of the San Pablo Bay, enjoying the beauty and using our journaling as a tool for citizen science. Ninety five percent of this ecosystem has been lost in the Bay Area despite the fact that it provides critical ecological services that directly affect our standard of living and survival. We will learn about the ecological restoration project taking place at this…

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November 2019

Tracking and Journaling Elk!

November 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In November, the North Coast Nature Journal Club will go back to Tomales Point for a second chance to see the elk during the tail end of their breeding season! We will have an opportunity to apply some of the tracking skills that we learned in  the last class to the habitat of these 200-500 pound ungulates.  Throughout the trip we will be surrounded by biodiverse coastal prairie, a vast view of the ocean, and scenic coves and cliffs. Can…

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December 2019

Special Access Bug Museum!

December 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

On of my favorite places to nature journal during the winter is at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California Davis. Once again a select handful of nature journalers will be allowed access to this extraordinary collection thanks to JP Panter and Tabatha. JP has arranged with Bohart staff to have a special day for us to visit. There will be one PHD entomologist helping us, accessing specimens for us to draw, and answering questions. They also…

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Nature Journal and Sketch at Balboa Park!

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

On December 21st I will be leading a completely FREE field trip at the world famous Balboa Park in San Diego! We will start at the Lily Pond and Botanical Building and sketch and botanize our way past the giant fig tree to the Desert garden on the other side of Park Avenue. The goal of this field trip will be to bring together some of the sketchers and nature journalers that are in San Diego and have fun together…

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February 2020

Nature Journal Weird Carnivorous Plants!

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Do you want to escape the cold and the rain to go on a nature journaling vacation to a tropical rain forest in February? You are in luck because on February 9th I will be leading a nature journaling field trip inside the bio-diverse greenhouses at California Carnivores in Sebastopol! This local business contains arguably the biggest collection of carnivorous plants in the world. Not only are these plants fascinating to study and beautiful to draw but many of them…

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March 2020

Journal in the Majestic Old Growth Redwoods!

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Do you want to explore the majesty of giant redwoods and discover the botanical and biological treasures that grow nestled beneath them? Now is your chance to experience this calming environment while capturing it in your nature journal because on March 8th I will be leading a field trip to Landpath's Grove of Old Trees in Occidental!  This preserve is a a secret gem in West Sonoma County and has a calming effect on all who visit. RSVP  is required…

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