Check out our upcoming in-person events!
Embark on a journey to uncover the wonders of the North San Joaquin Valley’s wildlife with our chapter of CNPS! We invite you to be a part of our monthly field trips and connect with the natural world like never before. Join our expert guides on captivating nature walks, where you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the richness of our local ecosystems. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or just beginning your exploration, our events provide the perfect opportunity to learn, discover, and appreciate the diverse flora and fauna that call our region home.
Join us today and become a part of our mission to explore, protect, and cherish the natural treasures of the North San Joaquin Valley. Whether you’re out in the field or meeting us at a community event, there’s a world of discovery awaiting you!
Oct. 22nd -Oakdale Recreation Area
October 22nd, 2023 at 9:00 am
Oakdale Recreation Area (located at the end of Liberini ave)
Host: CeCe Hurst-Hart
Enjoy a peaceful morning walk through Oakdale Recreation Area as we explore the local riparian wildlife. We will look for interesting birds, bugs, etc while we discuss the different plant assemblies that grow along the river.
All ages are welcome! Please bring water, bug spray and binoculars if you have them.
Nov. 18th - Knights Ferry Recreation Area
🌿 Event Details:
– Date: November 18, 2023
– Time: 10:00 AM
– Location: Knights Ferry Recreation Area
-Host: CeCe Hurst-Hart
Why You Should Join Us:
🐟 Breeding Chinook Salmon:** Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of breeding Chinook salmon. Learn about their incredible journey and the critical role they play in our ecosystem.
🍂 Fall Foliage: Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of autumn. Discover the science behind the changing leaves and how it impacts our environment.
🌱 Lichens and Moss: Explore the enchanting world of lichens and moss as they come to life in the cool fall air. Learn about their unique ecological importance.
🦉 Woodpecker Wonders: Knights Ferry is home to a variety of woodpecker species. Keep your eyes peeled and your binoculars ready to spot these remarkable birds in action.
🍄 Mushroom Hunt: If conditions are right, we may even stumble upon some fascinating fungi. Our guides will share insights into the world of mushrooms and their role in the forest ecosystem.
This Nature Walk is designed for individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels. Whether you’re a seasoned nature enthusiast or just beginning to explore the outdoors, we welcome you to join us on this educational journey.
Dec. 10th - Tuolumne River Parkway Trail
🌿 Join us for an incredible Nature Walk! 🌿
📅 Date: December 10, 2023
🕙 Time: 10:00 AM
📍 Location: Tuolumne River Pathway, Waterford
Host: CeCe Hurst-Hart
Get ready to explore the wonders of nature with us! 🌲🦋 We’re teaming up with local environmental groups, from the North San Joaquin Chapter of CNPS and the Tuolumne River Trust (TRT), for an exciting adventure along the Tuolumne River pathway.
🌊 This unique event will introduce you to the hidden treasures of the Tuolumne River, a lifeline for local wildlife. 🐦🌼Don’t miss this chance to connect with nature, learn about our beautiful river’s vital role in our ecosystem, and meet some fascinating local wildlife species. 🦉🐟
Accessibility Note: Please be aware that access to the trail involves a set of stairs, which may present a challenge for some participants.
This is a fantastic opportunity to deepen your connection to nature, gain a greater appreciation for our local ecosystem, and make lasting memories with like-minded individuals. Join us in celebrating the beauty and importance of the Tuolumne River. Let’s explore, learn, and protect our natural heritage together.
Apr 03 2023
Del Puerto Canyon Field Trip – March 25th 2023
We had a great turnout for our annual del puerto canyon field trip! We were joined by Stanislaus Audubon and the Save Del Puerto Canyon organization. Over twenty eager nature enthusiasts loaded…
Other Community Events
Oct.21st - Modesto RecFest
Get ready for an action-packed day of outdoor fun at Modesto RecFest! Join us at Gateway Park on October 21st, from 9 AM to 2 PM, for an array of exciting activities, including youth fishing, canoeing, nature tours, bird walks, biking, and orienteering. Don’t forget to explore the various information tables for valuable insights and resources. It’s the perfect opportunity to embrace the beauty of nature and discover your next adventure. See you there!
Nov. 11th - Salmon Festival
Join us for a fin-tastic time at the Salmon Festival in Knights Ferry Recreation Area, from 10 AM to 3 PM! Bring the family for a day filled with exciting salmon-themed activities for kids. Be sure to stop by our table and say hello—we’d love to meet you and share in the festivities!