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September 2018

Nature Journal Jumpstart This Fall!

September 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Do you want to experience nature with fresh eyes? Do you want to notice, understand, and remember more of the vibrant world around you? This fun class will teach you the tools used by the greatest naturalists of all time. Using pencils, ink, and watercolor we will create sketches and take notes in the field. Come join a group of motivating people to learn more about nature while also practicing your artistic and scientific skills. The class will take place…

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October 2018

Capture the Essence of California Oak Savanna

October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
helen putnam regional park, 411 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma,, CA 94952

In the month of October the north coast nature journal club will be exploring the rolling hills and oak savanna of Helen Putnam Regional Park near Petaluma. We will practice several techniques for doing small watercolor landscapes to capture the essence and atmosphere of the place. We will also practice drawing three-dimensional trees with several tricks that will make your branches look like they're coming off the page. We will be hiking short distances up and down hill on this…

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November 2018

Second Chance Elk Rut!

November 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
McClure’s Beach Trailhead, McClures Beach Trailhead, Pierce Point Rd, Inverness, CA 94937 + Google Map

  EVENT CANCELLED due to likelihood of smoke!!! If you want some nature journaling home study inspiration or exercises for this weekend please email me: marley339@gmail.com. I will also probably post a video with some inspiration for indoor nature journaling.   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…

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Special Access to Nature Journal at the Laguna!

November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Laguna Foundation, 900 sanford rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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In November, I have the opportunity to lead a crew of nature journalers on some normally inaccessible trails in the Laguna de Santa Rosa! I am really excited to be teaming up with Lapndpaths and the Laguna Foundation again for this trip. Come along for this fun learning adventure. There will even be snacks and beverages before we head out 🙂 Thanks to Landpaths this class is free if you pre-register here Spaces are filling up fast so take advantage…

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January 2019

Marvel at Incredible Carnivorous Plants!

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

In the month of January, the North Coast Nature Journal club will stay out of the rain and warm 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 are also endangered. They also have many orchids, bromeliads, etc. Topics covered will include: how to quickly capture the essence of complex…

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February 2019

RELOCATED! Observe Birds and Draw Trees at Ragle Ranch

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

  ATTENTION: we are going with our PLAN B and heading to California Carnivores to nature journal because of rainy conditions. California Carnivores 2833 Old Gravenstein Hwy Sebastopol, CA 95472 phone: 707-824-0433 In February, the North Coast Nature Journal Club will be visiting the mixed oak woodland of Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. This accessible park is an incredible place for drawing charismatic old oak trees while also observing bird behavior up close. Lessons will include tree-drawing tips and insights…

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March 2019

Dramatic Seascapes, Birds and Seals!

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

WEATHER UPDATE (7:20pm Saturday Night) Looks like a 35% chance of rain during the meetup. I'm still going and will be sketching and nature journaling. Probably will be a small group so bring your own lunch just in case there is not a cornucopia of a potluck 🙂 In April, the North Coast Nature Journal Club will head to the exciting coastal formation of Goat Rock at the mouth of the Russian River! We will learn about the recently flooded…

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April 2019

Nature Journal Full Bloom!

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In April, the North Coast Nature Journal Club will have the special opportunity to spend the day in a flower-filled apple orchard. We will enjoy the beauty of the blossoms, practice drawing the 100 year old trees, and learn about the endangered Gravenstein apple and how biodiversity is connected to our food system. We will also have a good opportunity to learn about the pollinators and other animals that call these orchards home. For the lesson portion of the field…

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Intro to Nature Journaling: Point Reyes National Seashore Association

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

In April, I am looking forward to my first collaboration with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association Field Institute. I will be offering a nature journaling workshop in the diverse ecosystems and dramatic landscapes provided by Point Reyes. This class will be ideal for beginners but will also be fun and informative for those who are already experienced nature journalers. Participants will leave this class motivated, more observant, and with the most powerful toolkit for learning in nature. In addition…

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May 2019

Scope Out Shollenberger Wetlands!

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shollenberger Park, 1400 Cader Ln
petaluma, CA 94954 United States
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In May, the North Coast Nature Journal Club will scope out the marshes of Shollenberger 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! The Audobon Society and local docents report 225 species of birds! 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…

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