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Birds and Dunes of
Abbott's Lagoon

Family Program
Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival
April 29, 2017

This is a family friendly outing, with special focus on kids.  With its rich variety of habitats, Abbot's Lagoon is a favorite birding and nature destination at Point Reyes.  Sharon Barnett, a nature education specialist, will point out numerous bird species that inhabit the chaparral, fresh water pond, brackish water lagoon, dunes, sandy beach and open ocean.  She'll also explain the intricacies of dune ecology, ongoing dune restoration projects, and challenges faced by the federally listed snowy plover.  Other interesting natural features (butterflies, unusual plants, tracks, etc) will make this a great outing for families.   www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org

Costa Rica - Hiking & Natural History

August 5 ‑ 13, 2017

Join us and a fun-loving group of adult hikers for an unforgettable week in Costa Rica.  Each day will be built around a moderately paced guided 3-5 miles trail hike. We'll explore dormant volcanos, luxuriant rainforests and the Caribbean beach of Tortuguero. Working together with local naturalist guides, we'll search for monkeys, toucans, sloths and sea turtles. Participants should have recent experience hiking on uneven hilly terrain.

For more information or to enroll visit holbrook.travel/crmna17


Costa Rica Brochure (4 page PDF)
Hiking Angel Island
Hiking Marin Trails
Adult Program
Summer - Tuesday & Thursday evenings
Fall, Winter & Spring - Saturdays

Curious about the many trails to hike in Marin, but don't know where to start?  Explore some of the many open spaces in our County on these 4-6 mile hikes.  Along the way we will discuss birds, insects, plants and whatever else may catch our eyes.  Partipants must be in good physical condition and capable of hiking, without undue fatigue, at a 30-minute mile pace on uneven terrain with about 1,000 feet of elevation gain.


On-going Sessions: Spring, Summer, Fall 1, Fall 2, Winter  

College of Marin, Community Ed.  Instructor: Sharon Barnett
Registration: http://www.marin.edu/CommunityEducation





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