Events

Event Description Date

2017

Nature & You Lecture: “Environmental Art” with Ann Savageau

In her lecture, Ann will discuss a selection of her environmental work, including Instinct Extinct: the Great Pacific Flyway. This is a travelling installation that explores the past, present and future of California’s flyway. It will be installed at the UC Davis Design Museum in Cruess Hall at the time of Ann’s lecture, and Tuleyome members are encouraged to visit the show in person in Cruess Hall.

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October
Frog Pond Hike

This is a great, family-friendly hike!

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November
Smittle Creek Clean Up

Help clean up an old homestead!

4
November
Corona/Twin Peaks Mercury Mine Tour

Learn about mercury mine remediation efforts in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region.

5
November
Nourishing Hike at American River Bend Park

Take a mid-week break with a relaxing hike in American River Bend Park.

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November
Nature & You Lecture: “Flood Control” with Lewis Bair

Come join Lewis Bair of Reclamation District No. 108 as he talks about the levee system and flood control in Yolo and Colusa Counties.

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November
Stebbins Cold Canyon Trail Restoration

Give back to this wonderful hiking area by assisting with restoration efforts in Stebbins Cold Canyon.

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November
Monumental Activity: Pope to Putah Camping

Hike the Pope to Putah Trail and camp on the banks of Putah Creek.

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December
Trail Building at Valley Vista Regional Park

We are continuing our efforts to build new trails with amazing views of Cache Creek in Valley Vista Regional Park!

9
December

2018

Nature & You Lecture: Gray Wolves in California

Join us for a presentation by Pamela Flick, the California Representative of the Defenders of Wildlife, who will talk about Gray Wolves in California.

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January
Nature & You Lecture: The Secrets of the Black Walnut

Join Daniel Potter from UC Davis as he talks about his work with Black Walnut Trees in California. You see them all over the region, but do you really know anything about them? Come learn with us.

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February
Nature & You Lecture: The Owls of West Coast Falconry

Come meet and learn about owls during this presentation by West Coast Falconry.  There will be LIVE BIRDS at this presentation.

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March
Nature & You Lecture: Giant Garter Snakes

Join Sacramento herpetologist Eric Hansen as he talks about the Giant Garter Snake, a reptile that is both state and federally listed, “charismatic”, and endemic to our region, that is: found here and nowhere else on earth.

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April
Nature & You Lecture: California Snakes

Last month you learned about the Giant Garter Snake.  Tonight join herpetologist Brian Todd and learn about what other snakes occupy of landscapes of California, how they impact the environment, and how to identify them.  

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May
Monumental Piñatas: Mother Earth Owl and Owlet (Adults Only)

Tuleyome is partnering with the Yolo County Housing Authority to bring you four “Monumental Piñata” craft days for adults only . On June 9, 2018 create your own Mother Earth Owl and Owlet! Snacks and soft drinks will be served. All proceeds go to support our Naturalist program.

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June
Monumental Piñatas: Nature’s Egg (Adults Only)

Tuleyome is partnering with the Yolo County Housing Authority to bring you four “Monumental Piñata” craft days for adults only . Today, learn how to create your own “Nature’s Egg”! Snacks and soft drinks will be served. All proceeds go to support our Naturalist program.

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June
Monumental Piñatas: “Any Bird” (Adults Only)

Tuleyome is partnering with the Yolo County Housing Authority to bring you four “Monumental Piñata” craft days for adults only . Snacks and soft drinks will be served. All proceeds go to support our Naturalist program. Today’s class is on decorating a simple bird form to look like any species of small bird you’d like! Choose a native species or create a species that springs from your own imagination.

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July
Monumental Piñatas: Pond Turtle (Adults Only)

Tuleyome is partnering with the Yolo County Housing Authority to bring you four “Monumental Piñata” craft days for adults only . Snacks and soft drinks will be served. All proceeds go to support our Naturalist program. Today’s class is oncreating your own Western Pond Turtle (or any kind of turtle you want)!

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July
Art/Nature Fusion: Make-It-Yourself Piñata! (Adults only)

Okay, are you ready to make a Piñata?!  Over this two-day event (on two consecutive Fridays) Tuleyome’s own piñata-guru Mary K. Hanson will take you through the process of creating and decorating your own handmade piñata from the balloons up. Snacks and wine will be made available to participants. All proceeds go to support our Naturalist program.  This series of two classes is open to only SIX participants, so sign up soon!

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August
Dragonflies at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge

Come along with us on a driving tour through the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge to see what dragonflies have emerged so far for the summer.  The refuge is home to a wide variety of dragonflies including 8-Spotted Skimmer, Flame Skimmers, Variegated Meadowhawks, blue and green Pond Hawks, Widow Skimmers, Black Saddlebag dragonflies and large Darners.  There should also be a lot of damselflies for us to see.

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August
Nature & You Lecture: Wildlife Survey Methods

Join Rahel Sollmann and learn about her work in field studies and noninvasive wildlife survey methods.  Wonder what goes into all those studies scientists and volunteers do out in the wild?  Here’s your chance to find out!  

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September
Art/Nature Fusion: Make your own Evergreen Santa! (Adults Only)

Make your own Evergreen Santa!  Over this two-day event (on two consecutive Fridays) Tuleyome’s own piñata-guru Mary K. Hanson will take you through the process of creating and decorating your own handmade piñata that you can use as a holiday decoration or give away as a gift chocked full of love. Snacks and wine will be made available to participants. (Adults Only, 21 and over.) All proceeds go to support our Naturalist program.

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September
Nature & You Lecture: Mycology and Fungal Ecology

This is the time of year when regional fungi really start to show themselves! Join mycology expert David Rizzo as he talks about his work in the scientific field of fungi and fungal ecology. Learn about how fungi form in their environment and how they interact with it and other organisms, plants and animals around them.

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October