The Bay Nature events calendar features events sponsored by Bay Area nature organizations from Sonoma to Santa Cruz. Find guided hikes, learn about Bay Area wildlife, enjoy nature festivals, and more!

**Please note: Some event organizers are cancelling or postponing events to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We recommend confirming with the host organization that their event will take place. **

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Thursday, March 26 - Sunday, May 31

Watch the Osprey Live Cam!

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Wednesday, April 15 - Sunday, May 31

Virtual Book Launch Party & Poetry Reading

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An Ecological and Floristic Perspective of Wildfires


Fire has played a leading role in the ecology of the North American West for hundreds of millennia and has been a primary force in the evolution and composition of much of California’s vegetation and flora. The restorative effects of burning were long recognized and promoted by California’s indigenous cultures, who actively shaped much of California’s living landscapes through prescriptive b...

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Golden Gate Park's 150th Anniversary


Each year, millions of people visit Golden Gate Park to enjoy its beauty and all that its 1,017 acres have to offer people of all ages and interests. Now, millions more from all around the world can experience Everybody’s Park virtually. Through Virtual Golden Gate Park, we are bringing the best of the park directly to you with exclusive an...

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Wildflowers at Sears Point Ranch Preserve


Enjoy this virtual wildflower bloom at Sonoma Land Trust's Sears Point Ranch Preserve! Learn more about Sears Point Ranch at sonomalandtrust.org. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOJio3FxuSk&feature=youtu.be...

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Sonoma Moments: Wildlflower Meditation


Relax to the sights and sounds of nature with this Sonoma Moment brought to you by Sonoma Land Trust. #NoticeNature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WP9uSK4uGo&feature=youtu.be...

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Hidden Nature: Exploring SF's Ecological Past and Future


This program has been converted into a Digital Discourse at SPUR, our new series of online events.

Not that long ago, the place we now call San Francisco was a radically different landscape from its current urbanized form — home to the Ohlone and defined by a diverse array of habitats, from vast sand dunes to lush tidal marshes. Join ...

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(Livestreamed) Cal Academy Breakfast Club: Alison Young on Nudibranchs, Pt. 2


Now that you’ve learned Nudibranch 101 basics in Dr. Rebecca Johnson’s April 8 Breakfast Club talk, head (virtually) into California’s rocky intertidal with Citizen Science co-director Alison Young to experience a place packed with amazingly rich diversity, where careful exploration will reveal an incredible number of species. In fact...

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New Website: SF Plant Finder


SF Plant Finder is a comprehensive and easy-to-use resource for gardeners, landscape designers, ecologists and community members interested in greening neighborhoods and enhancing our city’s biodiversity. Turning grey pavement into native and sustainable gardens and tree canopies supports our climate resilience by improving air quality, urban heat island, water conservation, and stormwater/flood...

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The Exploratorium: Online Activities


The Exploratorium isn't just a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception. In accordance with local and state public health orders and recommendations, the Exploratorium is temporarily closed to the public. Explore our vast collection of online experiences to feed your curiosity and ...

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Golden Gate Audubon Birdathon Auction


Birdathon is Golden Gate Audubon Society's biggest fundraiser. This year we had to cancel all our live Birdathon events due to Covid-19, but instead we're thrilled to bring you this auction of inspiring Bird Art! Your generous bids will support both Audubon and the artists as we shelter in place at home. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the artist ...

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