Events

Event Description Date

2017

Nature & You Lecture: “Oak Trees and Acorns” with the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Our existing tree canopy is aging and dying. It is our job to plant the next generation of trees. Learn all about native oak trees and how to gather and plant their acorns with the staff of the Sacramento Tree Foundation.

28
September
Trail Restoration at Stebbins Cold Canyon

Help restoration efforts in one of the “entrances” to Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument!

30
September
Acorn Harvesting with Sacramento Tree Foundation

Help Sacramento Tree Foundation collect acorns from Tuleyome’s Silver Spur Ranch property. This is a great follow-up event to the Oak Trees and Acorns lecture on September 28!

1
October
Star Gazing

Get a close up view of stars, planets, and the moon!

7
October
Navigation for Ground Travel

Gain a basic understanding of how to use a compass and map while in the wilderness.

14
October
Valley Vista Trail Building

Help us construct new trail in Valley Vista Regional Park!

21
October
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.

26
October
Frog Pond Hike

This is a great, family-friendly hike!

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.

8
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.

16
November
Stebbins Cold Canyon Trail Restoration

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

18
November
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.

25
January
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.

29
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.

26
April
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 (age 21 and up). You can come to just one class, or join us for all four! During each of the 4-1/2 hour class, participants will decorate a hand-made piñata form and take the piñatas home with them at the end of the class. On June 9, 2018 create a Mother Earth Owl and Owlet!

9
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 (age 21 and up). You can come to just one class, or join us for all four! During each of the 4-1/2 hour class, participants will decorate a hand-made piñata form and take the piñatas home with them at the end of the class.  Today’s class is on decorating a “Nature’s Egg”.

30
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 (age 21 and up). You can come to just one class, or join us for all four! During each of the 4-1/2 hour class, participants will decorate a hand-made piñata form and take the piñatas home with them at the end of the class.  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.

14
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 (age 21 and up). You can come to just one class, or join us for all four! During each of the 4-1/2 hour class, participants will decorate a hand-made piñata form and take the piñatas home with them at the end of the class.  Today’s class is on creating your own Western Pond Turtle (or any kind of turtle you want)!

28
July
Monumental Piñatas: 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.  This series of two classes is open to only SIX participants, so sign up soon!

3-10
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.

17
August
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. This series of two classes is open to only SIX participants, so sign up soon!

28-5
September