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Birding by Ear: Tapping the Aural Dimension

Five Brooks Trailhead 8001 California 1, Bolinas, CA

Learn to identify birds by their songs and calls in a lush coastal valley. Develop skills to understand the hidden life of birds all around.Point Reyes offers a deep, rich underworld of life and bird-talk awaiting the patient listener, and birding by ear can be accelerated with some simple techniques and awareness training. Participants will … Continued

April Full Moon Member Hike

Tomales Point Trailhead Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA

Anyone can become a PRNSA member and join our monthly full moon hikes!Welcome to Spring in Point Reyes, where the sun hangs high in the sky waiting to welcome the moon. Just like sunset, our full moon hikes start at a later time (7pm) this season to allow you to experience the moon. The April … Continued

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Forest Bathing Walk

Muddy Hollow Trailhead 169 Limantour Rd, Inverness, CA

A Forest Bathing walk is a guided slow meander intended to allow for a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world.Forest Bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which can be loosely translated to “taking in the medicine of the forest” . This practice was established in the 1980's in Japan as a direct response to declining health … Continued

A Day of Wild Writing

Limantour Beach Parking Lot Limantour Beach, Point Reyes Station, CA

A workshop in the wild for creating new writing, tuning the senses to the natural world, and asking insightful questions.Instructor Patti Trimble will share excerpts from published writers, discuss various elements of short-form writing, and will offer really good prompts.This class meets at Limantour Beach and will be held entirely outdoors, taking advantage of both … Continued

Learn How to Use Poles for Hiking & Outdoor Exercise + Short Nature Hike

Red Barn Classroom at Bear Valley 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Power with Poles! Learn individualized strategies for improving performance and confidence on the trail.Learning how to use poles enables you to engage your whole body while hiking and significantly improves performance and confidence on varied terrain. Uphill pole techniques empower you to feel more push, improving your endurance and pace; downhill techniques help save your … Continued

Butterflies for Beginners

Muddy Hollow Trail Muddy Hollow Trailhead, Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Explore the butterflies of Muddy Hollow from swallowtails to checkerspots and blues! Observe their behaviors and identify host plants.From swallowtails to blues, we will search for a variety of species and observe behaviors like puddling, nectaring, and maybe even egg laying. We’ll learn to recognize various native host plants like alders, ocean spray, milkmaids, sticky … Continued

Spring Migration at Point Reyes

Bear Valley Picnic Area 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

What a time to enjoy birds in a variety of habitats as nesting birds return and wintering birds linger! Learn to ID by sight and sound.April is a wonderful time to enjoy a wide variety of birds at Point Reyes. Almost all of the migratory nesting birds have returned to the area while some of … Continued

Natural History of the Point Reyes Headlands

Point Reyes Lighthouse Parking Lot 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, Inverness, CA

Explore the visually striking Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas for wildflowers, nesting seabirds, and a variety of marine mammals.The area between the Lighthouse, Chimney Rock and Drakes Beach is one of the most visually striking parts of the national seashore. In the spring its natural history is equally rich. Blooming paintbrush, lilies, iris and other … Continued

Mother’s Day Forest Bathing Walk

Muddy Hollow Trailhead 169 Limantour Rd, Inverness, CA

A Forest Bathing walk is a guided slow meander intended to allow for a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world.Forest Bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which can be loosely translated to “taking in the medicine of the forest” . This practice was established in the 1980's in Japan as a direct response to declining health … Continued

Macro Magnificence

Red Barn Classroom 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Macro photography is the art of becoming intimate with the minuscule and presenting it prominently. Learn tips and techniques in the field.Come celebrate the natural world and learn to photograph close-up where a flower becomes a world of its own. You’ll learn what macro photography is, what different magnification methods there are, and the trade … Continued

May Full Moon Member Hike

Tomales Bay Trailhead Tomales Bay Trail, Point Reyes Station, CA

Anyone can become a PRNSA member and join our monthly full moon hikes!Welcome to Spring in Point Reyes, where the sun hangs high in the sky waiting to welcome the moon. Just like sunset, our full moon hikes start at a later time (7pm) this season to allow you to experience the moon. The May … Continued

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Designing Great Landscape Photos

Red Barn Classroom at Bear Valley 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

See with new eyes as you learn to work with sun, moon, and tides in your photos, then enjoy a field shoot at sunset with a full moon rise!This class is for photographers of all skill levels. Spend a day learning how to translate the beauty you see in subjects ranging from tiny wildflowers to … Continued

Moonlight Kayak – Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Paddle

Miller Boat Launch 23240 California 1, Marshall, CA

Paddle to the moon! Have you ever seen a lunar eclipse by kayak? Join us for a special night on the water.This will be a night to remember. Enjoy the ethereal experience of paddling on Tomales Bay by the light of a full moon. Then as a special treat we should have the chance to … Continued