MMWD is hosting an all-day, free program of guided nature walks and workshops on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed on Saturday, June 23, in celebration of our 100-year anniversary. Here’s just a small sampling of what we have scheduled. Come see who’s taking flight over Mt. Tam at these family-friendly events.
Butterflies of Mt.Tamalpais (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) Join Wendy Dreskin of the North American Butterfly Association for a look at commonly seen species and an introduction to citizen science counts. Meet at Sky Oaks Watershed Headquarters.
Beginning Birding (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Alicia Young and Pablo Herrera from PRBO Conservation Science will guide us on an avian-focused walk along the shores of Lake Lagunitas. Whether you’re an experienced birdwatcher or just learning, there will be something for everyone to enjoy on this walk; it’s the time of year when the osprey and bald eagles put on a mighty fine show. Meet at Lake Lagunitas.
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Lake Lagunitas (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Did you know that some Odanata species complete long-distance migrations each year while others never disperse beyond the Bay Area? Tania Pollak from San Francisco State University will be out studying the changing distribution patterns of a Bay Area endemic damselfly. Tag along to observe a scientist in action and maybe help out.
Drop-ins are welcome. Day-use parking passes are $8. Check out the full schedule of events and plan to join us for this special, once-in-a-hundred-years program!