Find nature and conservation events happening around the greater San Francisco Bay Area! 

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A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California.

China Camp State Park 1898 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, California

Join us as we discuss Laura Cunningham’s captivating book- A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California. “Vernal pools, protected lagoons, grassy hills rich in bunchgrasses and, where the San Francisco Bay is today, ancient bison and mammoths roaming a … Read more

Author’s Talk – Jeff Moore – Spiny Succulents

The Ruth Bancroft Garden 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA

Spiny Succulents is Jeff Moore’s follow up to Soft Succulents; the spiky yin to the velvety yang. (Jeff Moore is owner of Solana Succulents, a small retail specialty nursery in Solana Beach. This book will be his fourth publication.) Join … Read more

$10 – $57

Wallace Stegner Lecture with Kevin Fedarko & Peter McBride

Mountain View Center For the Performing Arts 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA

Kevin Fedarko & Peter McBride – National Geographic Explorers Author Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Peter McBride are two National Geographic explorers who made history when they set out to hike 800 miles of the Grand Canyon. During this trip, they … Read more

Naturalist Book Club

China Camp State Park 1898 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, California

Join Friends of China Camp as we lead a discussion on John Marzluff ’s captivating book- In the Company of Crows and Ravens “From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of … Read more

Free

Peña Adobe Welcomes the Old Spanish Trail Association!

Pena Adobe Historic Park Off Interstate 80 at Pena Adobe Exit, To the left of Lagoon Valley Park Entrance, Vacaville, CA

The Descendants Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association, in partnership with the Peña Adobe Historical Society, will present “The Old Spanish Trail: Tales of its Northern California Travelers”. The Old Spanish Trail Association was formed in 1994 by historian … Read more

Free

Webinar: Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change

Zoom Webinar

Register for Beauty and the Beast here: http://cnps-yerbabuena.org/calendar/speaker-series/ Speakers: Rob Badger and Nita Winter Rob Badger and Nita Winter will take you behind the scenes on their 27-year journey photographing wildflowers throughout California. It began in 1992 when they discovered … Read more

Free

What Comes Naturally: The Science and Soul of Nature Writing

Bay Area Book Festival 1569 Solano Ave. #635, Berkeley, CA

The natural world is full of mysteries, ones that writers and artists are uniquely equipped to unlock. In this virtual conversation, four authors meet at a literary crossroads between hard science, lyrical prose, and visual sumptuousness: Naturalist, writer and illustrator … Read more

FREE

Obi Kaufmann: The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 7 pm, Pacific time KPFA Radio 94.1 FM with Heyday Books presents a webinar Obi Kaufmann The Forests of California A California Field Atlas with Brian Edwards-Tiekert Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 7 pm EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/obi-kaufmann-the-forests-of-california-tickets-118221899885 From … Read more

$5 – $20

14th Annual Heyday Harvest Celebration

Join Heyday for its 14th annual Heyday Harvest celebration - this year in virtual form - featuring a night of inspiring people, conversations, and experiences, including an introduction to the work and impact of local luminaries Greg Sarris and Innosanto Nagara, an intimate face-to-face … Read more

$20

BEAUTY OF THE WILD: A Life Designing Landscapes Inspired by Nature, by Darrel Morrison

Marin Art & Garden Center 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, California

MARIN ART AND GARDEN CENTER PRESENTS Webinar with renowned landscape designer, Darrel Morrison whose ecology-based approach has influenced generations of practitioners. For more than six decades, Morrison has drawn inspiration from the varied landscapes of his life—from the Iowa prairie … Read more

$15

Walk with Obi: The Coasts of California

On April 19th at 7pm PT, join naturalist and author Obi Kaufmann for a celebration of his latest field atlas, The Coasts of California. In this special livestream event, Obi will peel back the curtain on his process, then screen … Read more

$12.50 – $55

Becoming Story: A Journey among Seasons, Places, Trees, and Ancestors

Mechanics Institute 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Author Greg Sarris in conversation with writer and literary critic Jane Ciabattari For the first time in more than twenty-five years, Greg Sarris—whose novels are esteemed alongside those of Louise Erdrich and Stephen Graham Jones—presents a book about his own … Read more

$5 – $10

MARIN ART AND GARDEN CENTER PRESENTS The Curious World of Seaweed by Josie Iselin

Marin Art & Garden Center 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, California

Josie Iselin’s colorful, contemporary seaweed portraits combine with fascinating historical imagery to create an exhibit that delves deep into the beauty and science of seaweed. The Curious World of Seaweed is a journey into the underrepresented stories of the marine … Read more

Free

That Other Flora: An Artist’s Journey into the Science of Seaweed

Marin Art & Garden Center 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, California

Marin Art and Garden Center presents Josie Iselin and The Curious World of Seaweed. Josie has been using her flatbed scanner to create portraits of this remarkable flora for almost fifteen years, and her art explorations have taken her deep … Read more

$15

An Evening with Greg Sarris: Memoir on Homeland and Belonging

Laguna Environmental Center 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, California

Please join us for an intimate evening of reading and conversation with award-winning author and tribal leader Greg Sarris for his new memoir, Becoming Story: A Journey among Seasons, Places, Trees, and Ancestors. In this powerful new work, Sarris offers … Read more

$10 – $25

Indigenous Archaeology Talk with Professor Tsim Schneider

China Camp State Park 1898 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, California

Village Talk: Archeology of Indigenous Refuge and Recourse From the late 1700s to the late 1800s, the Spanish missions and other colonial projects established in central California compromised Indigenous cultures and identities, dispossessed Indigenous peoples of their traditional lands, destroyed … Read more

$5

Recurring

Frans Lanting Open Studios

Frans Lanting Studio 108 High Road, Santa Cruz, CA

The studio will be open to visitors as renowned landscape and wildlife photographer Frans Lanting participates in Santa Cruz’s annual Open Studios Art Tour. There will be an exclusive display of new prints for the upcoming BAY OF LIFE exhibition as … Read more

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Frans Lanting Open Studios

Frans Lanting Studio 108 High Road, Santa Cruz, CA

The studio will be open to visitors as renowned landscape and wildlife photographer Frans Lanting participates in Santa Cruz’s annual Open Studios Art Tour. There will be an exclusive display of new prints for the upcoming BAY OF LIFE exhibition as … Read more

Recurring

Frans Lanting Open Studios

Frans Lanting Studio 108 High Road, Santa Cruz, CA

The studio will be open to visitors as renowned landscape and wildlife photographer Frans Lanting participates in Santa Cruz’s annual Open Studios Art Tour. There will be an exclusive display of new prints for the upcoming BAY OF LIFE exhibition as … Read more

Recurring

Frans Lanting Open Studios

Frans Lanting Studio 108 High Road, Santa Cruz, CA

The studio will be open to visitors as renowned landscape and wildlife photographer Frans Lanting participates in Santa Cruz’s annual Open Studios Art Tour. There will be an exclusive display of new prints for the upcoming BAY OF LIFE exhibition as … Read more

Bay of Life: From Wind to Whales

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

Join a special presentation by renowned National Geographic photographer-writer team Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom to launch their new BAY OF LIFE book. They will share images, videos, and stories. The show features exclusive work produced around the Monterey Bay … Read more

$25 – $50

A Talk with Erica Gies, Author of “Water Always Wins”

Heron Hall Santa Rosa Laguna Foundation Center Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, Santa Rosa, CA

In this presentation, Author Erica Gies will give a talk on the research that went into her book as well as how new climate disasters remind us every day, our world is not stable. Increasingly severe and frequent floods and … Read more

Free

Nature’s Best Hope presented by Doug Tallamy

Online

Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. To create landscapes … Read more

Free