Bay Nature’s Summer Guide Is Here

 

Itching to get outside? Whether you’re looking for an ambitious solo adventure, or you want to introduce kids to the joys of peering at low-tide critters, Bay Nature’s got you covered. Here’s some inspiration to get you started. … Read more

 

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Habitat Restoration: San Bruno Mountain

San Bruno Mountain State & County Park 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Brisbane, CA, United States

San Bruno Mountain is a beautiful natural "island" in a sea of urbanization, and it functions as key habitat for numerous endangered or threatened butterfly species including the San Bruno Elfin and the Mission Blue.  Join this program to help … Read more

Free

Hiking with Pride

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch, CA, United States

Black Diamond is home to many unique ecosystems. Join this hike (1-2 miles) to discover how all types of diversity are important to nature and society. You will focus on connecting the LGBTQ+ community to the natural world. All are … Read more

Free

Nature Club: Moore Creek Preserve

Moore Creek Preserve Moore Creek Trail, Santa Cruz

Kick off the beginning of summer with an awesome visit to the Moore Creek Preserve, exploring different communities found in one of our best local habitats. Birds, deer, coyotes, rabbits, and much more call this place home and we will … Read more

$5 – $10

Kent Island Restoration

Bolinas Lagoon Preserve 77 Olema Bolinas Rd, Bolinas, CA, United States

Be a part of the team working to restore the unique ecosystem in Bolinas Lagoon! Learn the value of protecting this little oasis and how to identify and remove the invasive species that threaten it. Details: Participation requires a short … Read more

Free

Tidepool Wilderness Exploration

Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail 20600 Mockingbird Road, Bodega Bay, CA, United States

Sonoma County has one of the most biodiverse coastlines in the nation. Get a glimpse into the marvelous underwater wilderness during a 1.5-mile round-trip walk to the ocean, tide pool exploration and scavenger hunt. Anemones? Sea urchins? Sea stars? Maybe … Read more

Free

Homes for Bees

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont, CA, United States

You don’t need to be a beekeeper to provide a home for these precious pollinators. Explore the many types of bees that live in our area and learn some ways we can help them survive. Registration is not required; Ardenwood … Read more

Testing the Water

Big Break Regional Shoreline 69 Big Break Road, Oakley, CA, United States

Join this program on Sunday morning to track the health of the Delta! You will test for different criteria, recording the water quality changes that affect our ecosystem. Every Sunday in May and June.

Marine Wildlife and Ecology – Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge

Schooner Freda B Sausalito Yacht Harbor Slip 465, Sausalito, CA, United States

Set sail from Sausalito for an ecology-themed tour of the Marin Headlands, all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse! This signature sail, boarding in Sausalito, will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge and all the way out to … Read more

$99

Bees, Bats, and Butterflies, Oh My!

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch, CA, United States

Come explore the busy world of pollinators! Journey through the hillsides on a short walk to explore the importance of pollinators in the surrounding ecosystems. Learn about the different ways these mini, mighty creatures benefit humans and how we can … Read more

Free

Habitat Restoration: San Pedro Valley

San Pedro Valley County Park 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica, California

San Pedro Valley is a beautiful, 1,052-acre park tucked away within the Santa Cruz mountain range and the foothills of Pacifica. In the springtime, the park's meadows fill with wildflowers like California Poppies, Suncups, and Buttercups. If you'd like to … Read more

Free

Testing the Water

Big Break Regional Shoreline 69 Big Break Road, Oakley, CA, United States

Join this program on Sunday morning to track the health of the Delta! You will test for different criteria, recording the water quality changes that affect our ecosystem. Every Sunday in May and June.

Marine Wildlife and Ecology – Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge

Schooner Freda B Sausalito Yacht Harbor Slip 465, Sausalito, CA, United States

Set sail from Sausalito for an ecology-themed tour of the Marin Headlands, all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse! This signature sail, boarding in Sausalito, will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge and all the way out to … Read more

$99

Doran Beach Tidepool Talk

Doran Regional Park 201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, CA, United States

Have you ever wondered how a sea star eats? How many different types of sea urchins live along our Sonoma coastline? Learn about the diversity of the rocky shoreline in this family-friendly, hands-on presentation while you sit and gaze at … Read more

Free

Webinar: Good Bug / Bad Bug

Online

Our yards, gardens, orchards, forests and open spaces are teeming with small insects whose very presence is essential to the healthy ecosystem we call home. Many, if not most, people consider the insects in their local environment to be pests … Read more

Free

Flowers: Not Just a Pretty Face!

CA, United States

Why are flowers and plants important? Did you know plants "trick" animals into helping them grow? Join Docent Naturalists Roberta and Jaime Cavazos, Annie Guo, and Bill Bauriedel on a family-friendly and leisurely-paced hike (appr. 3 miles) into different habitats … Read more

Free

Homes for Bees

Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont, CA, United States

You don’t need to be a beekeeper to provide a home for these precious pollinators. Explore the many types of bees that live in our area and learn some ways we can help them survive. Registration is not required; Ardenwood … Read more

Planting for Pollinators

Contra Costa County Library, Clayton 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton, CA, United States

It's easy to invite bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other welcomed winged visitors into the garden. Just provide the food, water, and shelter they need to feel at home. This is called habitat gardening, and it's a satisfying way to choose … Read more

Free

Marine Wildlife and Ecology – Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge

Schooner Freda B Sausalito Yacht Harbor Slip 465, Sausalito, CA, United States

Set sail from Sausalito for an ecology-themed tour of the Marin Headlands, all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse! This signature sail, boarding in Sausalito, will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge and all the way out to … Read more

$99

Merry Berry Hike

Windy Hill Preserve Portola Valley

Enjoy this family-friendly nature walk (appr. 2 miles) to look for the different plants which produce berries, some of which are edible! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what berries are used for: the plant, animals, and people. Your … Read more

Free

Habitat Restoration: Tunitas Creek Beach

San Bruno Mountain State & County Park 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Brisbane, CA, United States

Tunitas Creek is a beautiful spread of coastline featuring stunning ocean views. It serves as vital habitat for the threatened Western Snowy. Please register for this volunteer event.

Free

Marine Wildlife and Ecology – Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge

Schooner Freda B Sausalito Yacht Harbor Slip 465, Sausalito, CA, United States

Set sail from Sausalito for an ecology-themed tour of the Marin Headlands, all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse! This signature sail, boarding in Sausalito, will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge and all the way out to … Read more

$99

Kent Island Restoration

Bolinas Lagoon Preserve 77 Olema Bolinas Rd, Bolinas, CA, United States

Be a part of the team working to restore the unique ecosystem in Bolinas Lagoon! Learn the value of protecting this little oasis and how to identify and remove the invasive species that threaten it. Details: Participation requires a short … Read more

Free

Marine Wildlife and Ecology – Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge

Schooner Freda B Sausalito Yacht Harbor Slip 465, Sausalito, CA, United States

Set sail from Sausalito for an ecology-themed tour of the Marin Headlands, all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse! This signature sail, boarding in Sausalito, will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge and all the way out to … Read more

$99

Kent Island Restoration

Bolinas Lagoon Preserve 77 Olema Bolinas Rd, Bolinas, CA, United States

Be a part of the team working to restore the unique ecosystem in Bolinas Lagoon! Learn the value of protecting this little oasis and how to identify and remove the invasive species that threaten it. Details: Participation requires a short … Read more

Free