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...
Join our friends at WhollyH20 a fun half day citizen science BioBlitz Wildcat Creek Trail around Davis Park in San Pablo, CA. Get ready to enjoy being a citizen scientist through simple observation and photo documentation.
Join our friends at WhollyH20 for a fun half day citizen science BioBlitz on the Lower and Upper Packrat Trail along Wildcat Creek in Tilden Park in Kensington, CA. We'll be hiking around Jewel Lake. Get ready to enjoy being a citizen scientist through simple observation and photo documentation.
Join our friends at WhollyH20 for a full moon citizen science Oyster BioBlitz at Pt. Pinole Regional Park in Richmond. We'll be measuring and counting oysters during the full moon low tide, together with The Watershed Project.
This event is part of a project to BioBlitz the Wildcat Creek watershed from its headwaters at Lake Anza down to its end point at the Wildcat Marsh and Landfill Loop in Richmond from summer 2017 to Spring 2018. Check out the other upcoming BioBlitzes in this project.
This event is part of a project by WhollyH20 to BioBlitz the Wildcat Creek watershed from its headwaters at Lake Anza down to its end point at the Wildcat Marsh and Landfill Loop in Richmond from summer 2017 to Spring 2018. Check out the other upcoming BioBlitzes in the project!
Free reception for CCNH Naturalist Tony Iwane's wildlife photos!
Come explore the rolling hills of Fernandez Ranch in north Contra Costa County. We’ll look for chanterelles, boletes, and a variety of visually stunning fungi. Damon Tighe, a local amateur mycologist will help find and identify what’s popping and discuss the role of fungi in the ecosystem.
Turn Black Friday into Green Friday!
Forget the hassle of shopping and spend a fun and relaxing two hours watching the migrating birds of San Francisco Bay! Meet us at Oakland's beautiful Middle Harbor Shoreline Park for a walk along the shore and learn the basics of birdwatching, bird identification, and the amazing adaptations of these avians in an easy-going setting.
This bird-watching event is geared towards anyone who wants to get started with birding. The walk is fully ADA accessible and appropriate for people with mobility limitations.
Join naturalists from the California Center for Natural History on a creepy-crawly night hike at Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland hills. We’ll find spiders, moths, and night-dwelling creatures that glow under UV light. Bring your headlamp, drinking water, warm layers, and sturdy hiking shoes. Please no pets on this walk!
How much do you know about moths - the hyperdiverse (mostly) nocturnal cousins of butterflies? In celebration of National Moth Week, we’ll be hosting a Moth Ball at Quail Hollow Park in Santa Cruz to draw attention to the beauty, diversity, and ecological importance of moths.
Mt. Diablo’s Mitchell Canyon is one of the great nature walks in the Bay Area. Butterflies patrol the creek, delicate flowers such as Elegant Clarkia adorn the trailsides, and reptiles scamper about. We’ll hike up the easy canyon trail, have some lunch and return, observing and learning about the plants and animals of this special place.
Ever wonder what critters lurk beneath the surface of the waters around Jack London Square in Oakland, CA? Here is your chance to see them. We will have a table top displayfor you to see, touch and get comfortable with organisms from the docks that may include sponges, sea squirts, bryozoans, skeleton shrimp and even some bio-luminescent brittle stars!
With spring in full swing, the hills of Oakland are alive with blooming flowers, busy pollinators and more. Join Naturalists Angela Pai and Tony Iwane for a fun and easy walk through Knowland Park and learn about the intricate dance between plants, pollinators and other invertebrates.
Join us for an intro to iNaturalist, an online platform that will help you identify & learn about nearly any organism you come across!
Join us to learn about studying bird populations. As winter birds migrate through Oakland, bird censuses & point counts are ways to gather information about the overall health of populations and predict changes over time.
Join the California Center for Natural History for a screening of Microcosmos, an up-close documentary about the lives of invertebrates: snail sex! dung beetle drama! a spider building an underwater bubble fortress!
Bring your friends and come meet other nature nerds. Naturalists will be present to answer your bug-related questions.
This is a free event, though donations are accepted and appreciated.
Knowland Park presents a rare glimpse of Oakland’s distinctive landscape without the human overlay. The natural habitats of the park are intimately connected to their geologic setting. This free walk will take us around the heart of the park as we study the shapes of the land, the rocks that crop out on it, and the geological features that underlie it (including the Hayward Fault and Chabot Fault). The wide views from Knowland Park’s gentle hills will lead us to consideration of other topics of Oakland geology, Bay Area geology on the regional scale andCalifornia as a whole.
Bring drinking water, sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable walking shoes! There are no bathroom or drinking water facilities at Knowland Park.
Please RSVP to email@example.com (not required, but encouraged so we know how many people to expect).
This is a free event, but suggested donation of $5-10 is appreciated.
Local legend and lepidopterist Liam O’Brien will focus on two of the area’s largest butterflies: the Western Tiger Swallowtail and the Monarch. Learn how adaptations to the urban environment have pushed these species into new modes of survival. Liam will propose new ideas on how to improve our legacy with these fascinating and enthralling creatures.
Event description excerpted from the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plants Society