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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January 2020
January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bird Photography Field Trip to Central Valley

Cosumnes River Preserve, 13501 Franklin Blvd.
Galt, CA 95632 United States
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February 2020
February 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Wallace Stegner Lecture with Kevin Fedarko & Peter McBride

Mountain View Center For the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA United States
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February 28, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm

Memorial Day History Sail on San Francisco Bay

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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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 United States
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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
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March 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Baylands and Beyond – EcoCenter Art Exhibit

Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, 94303
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May 2020
May 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
thistle by Beth Newman

Local Nature: Backyard Photography

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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
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September 2021
Saturday, September 18 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Bird Photo Big Day Fall Challenge 2021

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Mostly Water: An Online Art & Poetry Competition


***Make a Splash*** Calling all artists, poets, and photographers! The River Otter Ecology Project presents an art and poetry competition open to everyone — juniors, teens, and adults, amateurs and pros. Featuring professional judges and prizes! Submit your artwork between July 1 and September 1. For more information, entry forms, and sponsorship opportunities, visit RiverOtterEcolog...

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In Person and Online Hybrid: Fun with Fog: The Art of Soft-Light Nature & Landscape Photography


This is an online and in-person hybrid event. For those who know, summer along the California coast usually means fog, sometimes lots and lots of fog. Sadly, many photographers are stuck with the mindset that you can only make good photos if you have epic sunrise or sunset golden-light conditions, but this simply isn’t true. Many wonderful images can be made under the soft umbrella cloak of a...

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In Person: Develop Your Photographic Eye


Want to have a fun weekend learning photography in beautiful Pt Reyes.? Don’t let the buttons, dials and choices on your DSLR camera overwhelm you! It is time to master your technique and unlock your creativity. We will be working through the technical ABCs of photography as well as opening up the doors of possibility for your creative, inspired imagination. There is no better place to be energi...

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Call for Entries: The Splash Annual Art, Photography & Poetry Contest!


The Splash is an annual art, photography, and poetry contest for all ages, held completely online. We’re inviting children, young adults and adults both amateur and professional to submit their creative best on our theme celebrating WATER, our most precious resource. ...

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