To all Library community members far and wide: It’s the beginning of September and the urban Bay Area is filling with migrating birds. Please join Library co-founder Megan P. for a natural history walk some time! I welcome first-time and early-hobby birders … and everyone else.
I lead monthly public walks as a volunteer naturalist for San Francisco Nature Education called “Birding for Everyone.” These walks take place in the Botanical Garden within Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. They meet on the first Saturday of every month, September through June. Meet inside the main gate of the Garden at 10 a.m. (inside the park near 9th & Lincoln, accessible by the N Judah and the 71 Noriega bus line [bring proof of S.F. residency or a $9 admission fee for the Garden – I strive for this fee to be repealed] Bring binoculars if you have them.
In January 2020 I will teach a three-week class through Golden Gate Audubon called “A Deep Dive into Divers,” with three lectures and two field trips. We focus on migratory seabirds that are winter residents in the Bay, even as they nest in the arctic and tundra regions during summer. The lectures take place at the California Academy of Sciences and uses the Academy’s specimen collection. There is a fee for the class (around $120) that reimburses the Cal Academy for the use of their specimens and facilities, and provides an administrative fee for GGAS, and also provides a lecturer honorarium for me. Registration for the class opens in November. Let me know if you’d like to be put on a list to be notified.
Also: All feminists are also welcome to explore the Feminist Birding Club of the Bay Area which offers many interesting excursions!
Lastly, if none of these organized events works for you, or if you have any questions about why or how to expand your universe through natural history, just ask me. I co-host most Wednesday public hours with Library co-founder Rick P.