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Dramatic Seascapes, Birds and Seals!
March 10, 2019 @ 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 Russian River Watershed while capturing the drama of the waves, ocean cliffs, and swollen river. We will also have a good opportunity to see shorebirds, osprey, the resident colony of harbor seals and even bald eagles!
For the lesson portion of the field trip we will talk about techniques for depicting seascapes and hints for getting the essence of a place in a shorter amount of time. We will also discuss how to put together a nature journaling kit that works well in the field. As usual, we will practice intentional curiosity, visual thinking, and careful observation in a supportive community setting.
We will not be hiking long distances from the parking lot on this trip but the ground will be uneven and sandy. Wear layered clothing and be prepared for sun and cold wind. Unfortunately, this location is not wheelchair or scooter friendly.
We will enjoy a Potluck lunch around 12:30. We won’t need to hike with our food because we will be eating near the cars.
$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
We will park at the last parking lot at the bottom of the hill to the left of the pin on the google map. It is the northernmost parking lot on the map. There are bathrooms and the parking is free.
RAIN PLAN: check this page the night before the trip in case of rain in forecast we will cancel.