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June 2019

Pitcher Plant Bonanza!

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

In June, the North Coast Nature Journal Club is privileged to enjoy the peak of the pitcher plants at California Carnivores in Sonoma County! This nursery contains the largest collection of carnivorous plants in the world and June will be a perfect time to see the amazing species of pitcher plants at their best! If you think you have already nature journaled once at this location and don't need to go twice - think again.  We will focus on drawing…

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Learn to Nature Journal at the Hallberg Butterfly Gardens!

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  I'm super excited to be collaborating with the biodiverse pollinator sanctuary Hallberg Butterfly Gardens! We will be offering an introduction to nature journaling course at their site in Sebastopol. Insects and pollinators are not only fascinating to study and draw but they play a huge part in our ecosystems and have been seriously endangered in recent years. As nature journalers, our observations can play an important role in citizen science and creating a record of these species in our…

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August 2019

Enjoy and Journal at Heart’s Desire Beach!

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

In August, the North Coast Nature Journal Club is in for a treat! We are going to escape the heat but still get outside at Heart's Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park! This gorgeous and sheltered beach is nestled between a biodiverse forest and the scenic Tomales Bay. In addition to endless botanical subjects to investigate we will have expansive vistas waiting to be painted. We will focus on techniques for cultivating curiosity and organizing information on the page.…

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Nature Journaling Class at Pepperwood Preserve

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

I'm excited to be doing my first collaboration with the Pepperwood Preserve this year! On August 24th I will be teaching "Seeing More Through Nature Journaling" at their incredible 3,200 acre property. I went to a reptile walk there a couple months ago so I could nature journal and scope the place out. The vistas were impressive and fun to draw and I got in quick sketches of a blue-tailed skink, a pileated woodpecker, and a scorpion! There are only…

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September 2019

Elk Adventure!

September 8 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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