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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Thursday, October 15 - Thursday, December 31

2020 Ridge Trail Challenge

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Saturday, October 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2020

Bay Day Trail Challenge

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Saturday, October 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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In-Person: Visit Sonoma Garden Park’s Saturday Morning Harvest Market

Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 + Google Map
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Saturday, October 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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In-Person: Join California Native Plant Society Yerba Buena Chapter to plant native trees and gardens in San Francisco from October to December.

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Saturday, October 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In-Person: Ghost Tour: Shipwrecks of Point Reyes

Bear Valley Picnic Area, 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station, 94956 + Google Map
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Saturday, October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A Virtual Trick or Treat: The Halloween Nightshift

Mount Diablo State Park, 1000 Peacock Creek Dr., Clayton, CA, 94517 + Google Map
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Saturday, October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Coastside Land Trust Webinar Series-Marine Mammals

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November 2020
Sunday, November 1 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
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In-Person: Sunday Morning Eco-Sail to the Marin Headlands

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465, Sausalito, CA 94965 + Google Map
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Sunday, November 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In-person: Bird of Prey Hike at Lynch Canyon

Lynch Canyon, Mcgary rd. & Lynch rd., Fairfield, CA 94534 + Google Map
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Sunday, November 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on December 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on December 12, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on November 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on November 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on November 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm

In-Person: Join California Native Plant Society Yerba Buena Chapter to plant native trees and gardens in San Francisco from October to December.

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Tuesday, November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 10, 2020

Introduction to Avian Anatomy and Physiology

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Wednesday, November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

American Kestrel

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Thursday, November 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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In-person: Sugarloaf Trail / Cleanup Crews – 9am – 1pm

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452 + Google Map
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Thursday, November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Writing about Birds

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Thursday, November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar: Mycorrhizae, The Mutualistic (usually) Relationship between Fungi and Plants

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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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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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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Wildlife & Harvest Video Festival


Wildlife & Harvest Day is going virtual!

Join us for an incredible variety of remote activities and videos this fall, fun for the entire family. Build a bluebird nest box, virtually hike a nature trail, learn about bats and other wild creatures, participate in craft projects or just watch the birds feeding at our bird feeders at McClellan Ranch. There will be something fo...

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Run 4 Sharks- Go on a virtual fun run and win prizes at the 3rd annual Run4Sharks


In honor of Sharktoberfest , Our Annual Celebration of Sharks , complete your 5k/1 mi Run with your Covid Family during the month of October...

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Learning to See Your Landscape – Nature Awareness & Tracking Course


Thursdays: October 29, November 5, 12, and 19, 2020 7:00 – 8:30pm ONLINE using Zoom platform $80 to register, $60 for members Ages 13 and up (youth under 13 welcome with adult supervision) Tap into deep observation skills and learn how to recognize the connections between animals, plants, and people within the ecosystem of your own backyard or local park. Who lives here, what can you lear...

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