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.
The elk will be on their most dramatic rutting behavior this time of year and we will get an opportunity to document it in our journals. We have also seen coyotes lounging, bobcats patrolling, harrier hawk fly-bys, and cruising peregrines. For the instruction aspect we will focus on learning how to draw ungulates, how to draw antlers, and how to creatively depict action sequences in our journals. There will also be opportunities for painting landscape sketches.
The weather is variable at this coastal location so be prepared for everything. The hiking will be moderately strenuous due to the distances we will try to cover. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, bring a folding stool, binoculars, all your nature journaling gear, and a lunch / snack item to share on the trail. This location is not scooter friendly.
We will meet at 10 am at the Tomales Point trailhead parking lot at the very end of Pierce Point road near the old white barns. Look for people standing around with sketchbooks. 10am-4pm, potluck lunch at 12:30.
Be prepared for Nature Journaling goosebumps and a good dose of charismatic mammalian megafauna!
$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.