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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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Full Moon Oyster BioBlitz
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Full Moon Oyster BioBlitz

  • Pt. Pinole Regional Regional Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Lake Anza and Wildcat Gorge Trail BioBlitz
Oct
29
9:00 AM09:00

Lake Anza and Wildcat Gorge Trail BioBlitz

  • Lake Anza Parking Lot, Tilden Regional Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Green Friday! Birdwatching for Beginners at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Green Friday! Birdwatching for Beginners at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

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.

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Night Hikes at Joaquin Miller Park - October 28th and 31st!
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Night Hikes at Joaquin Miller Park - October 28th and 31st!

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!

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The Natural Wonders of Mount Diablo’s Mitchell Canyon
Jun
4
9:30 AM09:30

The Natural Wonders of Mount Diablo’s Mitchell Canyon

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.

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Popup Aquarium at Jack London Square, Oakland
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Popup Aquarium at Jack London Square, Oakland

  • 2 Broadway Oakland, CA, 94607 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

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Movie Night! <i>Microcosmos</i> and bug talk
Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

Movie Night! Microcosmos and bug talk

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.

 

 

 

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The Geologic Heart of Knowland Park with Andrew Alden
Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

The Geologic Heart of Knowland Park with Andrew Alden

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 info@wildoakland.org (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.

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A Tale of Two City Butterflies with Liam O’Brien
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

A Tale of Two City Butterflies with Liam O’Brien

  • Garden Room at Orinda Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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