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Nature Journal Tracking Workshop and Field Trip

February 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

One of many mysteries found in the dunes adjacent to Abbott's Lagoon. What could be making the long sand tubes emerging from this coyote scat? What clues will you find?
One of many mysteries found in the dunes adjacent to Abbott’s Lagoon. What could be making the long sand tubes emerging from this coyote scat? What clues will you find?

Tracking is an essential naturalist skill and a fun way to challenge your inner detective. Come explore coastal lagoons, meadows, and dunes with the Nature Journal Club and learn the secrets of animal tracking with Marley Peifer (John Muir Laws will not be able to attend). We will approach tracking in a holistic sense and learn to integrate it into our quiver of naturalist skills.Abbot’s Lagoon in Point Reyes National Seashore is a world-class location for tracking and bird watching where we are sure to find many goodies to fill our journals. Badgers, otters, bobcat, owls, ravens, falcons, and foxes are a few of the denizens whose tracks and sign we might see. No registration required. Rain cancels, Suggested donation $20.

Bring

Portable journaling supplies, water, portable potluck treat to share for lunch, and a bowl and spoon. Wear lots of layers and be prepared for variable weather, sun, and wind. Also be ready to walk in sand dunes.

About the Instructor

Marley Peifer is an avid tracker with a level 3 certification by Cybertracker international, his nature journaling practice has been an indispensable tool in his tracking journey and has greatly accelerated his learning. He lives in Sebastopol and enjoys tracking in the dunes and coastal hills of Sonoma and Marin. Marley is passionate about natural history, brain science, and deep observation; he teaches tracking through a unique and effective synthesis of all three.

Directions

From US 101 in Marin County, exit San Anselmo (Sir Francis Drake). Drive about 20 miles west on Sir Francis Drake. Turn right on CA 1, then after about 0.1 mile, make the first left on Bear Valley Road. Drive about 2 miles to the junction with Sir Francis Drake, and turn left. Drive about 5 miles to the junction with Pierce Point Road, and turn right. Continue about 3 miles more to the trailhead on the left side of the road.

Details

Date:
February 28, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Organizer

Nature Journal Club
Phone:
(415) 310-7592
Email:
johnmuirlaws@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.johnmuirlaws.com/bay-area-nature-journal-club

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