Wetland Nature Journaling and potluck
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Wetland Nature Journaling and potluck

The North Coast Nature Journal Club will be visiting the critically endangered tidal marshes of San Pablo Bay, enjoying the beauty and using our journaling as a tool for citizen science. We will begin the day early and watch as the low tide comes in and the composition of waterfowl changes in this awesome avian habitat. Then join us for a potluck!

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Explore Lake Merritt with Andy Cohen
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Explore Lake Merritt with Andy Cohen

Explore the shores of Oakland’s Lake Merritt with marine biologist Andrew Cohen of the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and the Center for Research on Aquatic Bioinvasions (CRAB) on this "Critter Walk". Dr. Cohen is an expert on the aquatic life of San Francisco Bay and how it has changed over the years. He directs The Exotics Guide online and studies new invasions in the Bay…

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Nature Journaling Adventure: Elk of Tomales Point!
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Journaling Adventure: Elk of Tomales Point!

CCNH is joining Marley Peifer and his North Coast nature journaling club for this adventure! We’ll look for 500 pound tule elk thrashing coyote brush with their giant antlers and listen for 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.

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Catalina Island Guided Workshop
Aug
5
to Aug 8

Catalina Island Guided Workshop

Join us for a guided workshop on Santa Catalina Island, the largest of California’s southern Channel Islands, with the Wildlife Society. Dive into the island’s natural history, conservation efforts, and cultural prehistory. You’ll have an opportunity to explore within the wild-urban interface of Avalon, while engaging in citizen science.

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California Ecosystem Restoration Council
Mar
22
to Mar 24

California Ecosystem Restoration Council

Please join us for the first California Ecosystem Restoration Council to share knowledge, experiences, concerns, and hopes. Ecologists, agency representatives, permaculturists, indigenous leaders, farmers, educators, and concerned citizens will join to co-create a vision for the future of California based on working with nature.

Register at ​ecosystemrestoration.brownpapertickets.com

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4th Annual Newt Nite & Trivia
Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

4th Annual Newt Nite & Trivia

Take a short walk to see mating newts, followed by nature-themed trivia at the Grizzly Bar and Grill. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the grill. Dress warmly and bring a headlamp or flashlight. Amphibian amplexus, spermatophores, and nuptial pads await! Adults 18+.

We suggest a $20 donation per person, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Talk on California Native Ferns
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Talk on California Native Ferns

  • 3931 San Pablo Dam Road El Sobrante, CA, 94803 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CCNH naturalist Angela Pai will give a talk on California native ferns for San Pablo Neighbors Education and Restoration Society (SPAWNERS ) covering ecology, basic identification, and common ferns in the area. Join SPAWNERS for this fascinating look at local ferns.

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November Night Hike
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

November Night Hike

Can’t make it to our October night hike? We’ve got your back with a second walk on Friday, November 2nd! Come on a naturalist-led hike through Joaquin Miller where we'll look for the many spiders inhabiting the park. We'll be armed with UV flashlights and look for fluorescing scorpions, and we’ll be looking and listening for bats!

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October Night Hike
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

October Night Hike

Face your arachnophobia or bathe in your arachnophilia on Friday, October 26th! Come on a naturalist-led walk into Joaquin Miller Park where we'll look for the many spiders inhabiting the park. We'll be armed with UV flashlights and look for fluorescing scorpions, and we’ll be looking and listening for bats!

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon Bioblitz
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Sequoia & Kings Canyon Bioblitz

  • Lodgepole Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come help generate a community based species survey (Bioblitz) of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. This is a weekend long, park-wide BioBlitz centered around National Public Lands Day. It will be a great opportunity to connect to these parks through community science. On Saturday September 22nd park entrance will be free as part of a nationwide celebration of our public lands. ..

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City Nature Challenge - Mt. Diablo's Mitchell Canyon
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

City Nature Challenge - Mt. Diablo's Mitchell Canyon

On Saturday, April 28th, Join CCNH Naturalist and iNaturalist Outreach and Community Coordinator Tony Iwane for a hike into Mitchell Canyon on Mt. Diablo one of the Bay Area's true biodiversity hotspots. We'll be on the lookout for some organisms that are unique to Mt. Diablo, like the Mt. Diablo Fairy-Lantern...

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