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

Join us in celebrating the 2021 Bay Nature Local Heroes at two virtual events in April. Learn more about these incredible leaders and their work protecting our environment and helping our community connect with nature.

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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February 2020
February 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Oak Forest Naturalist Hike

China Camp State Park, 1898 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, California 94901 + Google Map
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February 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Plant Adaptation to Habitat Family-Friendly Tour

Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Wildcat Canyon Road at South Park Drive, Berkeley, CA + Google Map
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February 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free Tidepool Volunteer Orientation and Field Seminar

Jenner Community Center, 10398 Hwy 1, Jenner, CA 95450 + Google Map
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March 2020
March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coyote Valley Spring BioBlitz

Coyote Creek Visitor Center at Anderson Lake, 19245 Malaguerra Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 + Google Map
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March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Edible Plants Walk

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452 + Google Map
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March 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Spring Wildlife Walk

Hellyer County Park – Cottonwood Lake, 996 Hellyer Ave, Cottonwood Lake Entrance, San Jose, 95111 + Google Map
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April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Virtual Wildflower Walks

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April 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
purple wildflowers in a field

Webinar: Botany for Beginners

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June 2020
June 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar: Maintaining California Lichen Diversity in an Era of Global Change

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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July 2020
July 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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August 2020
August 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar: Biggests and Smallests

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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October 2020
October 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar: California’s Climate Refugia, Mapping the Stable Places

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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October 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar: Fall Native Plant Gardening Webaganza

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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December 2020
December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

Mushroom ID for Beginners

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 + Google Map
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December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

Mushroom ID for Beginners

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 + Google Map
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Charismatic Microflora: The Ecology and Management of Biological Soil Crusts


Matt Bowker, Kirsten Fisher, Brent Mishler, Tom Carlberg, and Mandy Slate. ...

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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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