Find events about nature and wildlife happening around the greater San Francisco Bay Area! During the COVID-19 pandemic, all listings are virtual events, unless noted. For in-person events, remember to practice COVID-19 safety measures, including mask-wearing and social distancing.

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Local Hero Awards

Since 2011, Bay Nature Institute has been honoring remarkable local conservation and nature leaders and activists at our annual Local Hero Awards. We are currently accepting nominations for our 2021 virtual celebration.

Bay Nature Talks

Listen to conversations with experts and expand your nature knowledge with Bay Nature Talks. Watch past webinars and stay up-to-date on future talks.



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September 2020
Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 30

Coastal Cleanup Month 2020

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Saturday, September 19 @ 9:45 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Nellie telescope at Chabot Space and Science Center

Virtual Telescope Viewing

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Monday, September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on September 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Introduction to Bird Vocalizations

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Tuesday, September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

Ask Jack (Zoom)

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Wednesday, September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 21, 2021

Nature Journal Educator’s Forum

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Thursday, September 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on August 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 12, 2020

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 26, 2020

In Person: Sugarloaf Trail Crew

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452 + Google Map
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Thursday, September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 22, 2021

The Nature Journal Workshop

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Thursday, September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Webinar: How Climate Change is Worsening California’s Fires and What to do About it

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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Friday, September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Birds of Windy Hill

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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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Alpine Pond Nature Tour


Join us on a short family-focused walk around Alpine Pond, adjacent to Daniels Nature Center at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve.  This tour is also available to view on YouTube....

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Healthy Soils - Growing Climate Resilience


When it comes to climate change, agriculture is villain, victim, and potential savior. It produces 9% of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but could potentially draw down more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits. Shifting from conventional agricultural practices to ones that improve soil health can eliminate numerous environmenta...

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Birdhouse Auction (Online)


GET READY TO BID... The Friends of the Gardens (FOG) annual Birdhouse Auction is happening now! Bidding closes on Wednesday, September 30. BID NOW: https://events.readysetauction.com/mendocinocoastbotanicalgardens/birdhouse/catalog/items This annual silent auction is compr...

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