Events

Event Description Date

2017

Berryessa Peak Trail Restoration

Clean up a land slide along the trail!

18
November
Stebbins Cold Canyon Trail Restoration

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

25
November
Monumental Activity: Pope to Putah Camping

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

2-3
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

Photography at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge will be teeming with migratory birds in January and will offer great photo opportunities.

13
January
Valley Vista Trail Work

Work continues to build new trails in Valley Vista Regional Park.

20
January
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
Monumental Activity: Zim Zim Falls Hike

Hike to beautiful Zim Zim Falls!

27
January
Trail Restoration at Stebbins Cold Canyon

New year, same great place!

3
February
Mt Konocti Hike – Wright Peak

Climb Mount Konocti!

17
February
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.

22
February
Valley Vista Trail Building

Continuing the the effort to build more trails in Valley Vista Regional Park.

24
February
Monumental Activity: Berryessa Peak Overnight

Join Tuleyome Board President Andrew Fulks for this overnight on Berryessa Peak.

10-11
March
Trail Restoration at Stebbins Cold Canyon

Help maintain the trails in this popular hiking spot.

17
March
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
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.  

24
May
Monumental Piñatas: Mother Earth Owl and/or Owlet, 2-Day Workshop

Piñata guru Mary K. Hanson will lead participants on a 2-day workshop (Sunday June 3rd, and Saturday June 9th) to take you through the process of creating and decorating your own handmade owl piñata. All of the piñatas in this series are based on plants, animals and landscapes found in the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region. Adults only (21 or over). This series of two classes is open to only SIX participants, so sign up soon!

3-9
June
Monumental Piñatas: Nature’s Egg, 2-Day Work Shop

Piñata guru Mary K. Hanson will lead participants on a 2-day workshop (Sunday June 24th, and Saturday June 30th) to take you through the process of creating and decorating your own handmade “Nature’s Egg” piñata. All of the piñatas in this series are based on plants, animals and landscapes found in the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region. Adults only (21 or over). This series of two classes is open to only SIX participants, so sign up soon!

24-30
June
Nature and You Lecture: Wildfires and their Aftermath

Join Phil Burton and Paul Kimsey as they talk about the work they do with the Pope Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and learn about wildfires and their effects on the environment.

28
June
Monumental Piñatas: “Any Bird”, 2-Day Workshop

Piñata guru Mary K. Hanson will lead participants on a 2-day workshop (Sunday July 8th, and Saturday July 14th) to take you through the process of creating and decorating your own handmade bird piñata. All of the piñatas in this series are based on plants, animals and landscapes found in the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region. In this workshop, you can create a bird of any species you like. Our sample is of a Western Bluebird (in a bow-tie!). Adults only (21 or over). This series of two classes is open to only SIX participants, so sign up soon!

8-14
July
Monumental Piñatas: Pond Turtle, 2-Day Workshop

Piñata guru Mary K. Hanson will lead participants on a 2-day workshop (Sunday June 3rd, and Saturday June 9th) to take you through the process of creating and decorating your own handmade turtle piñata. All of the piñatas in this series are based on plants, animals and landscapes found in the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region. Adults only (21 or over). This series of two classes is open to only SIX participants, so sign up soon!

22-28
July
Nature and You Lecture: Trail Building with Bam Bam

Join our trail guru Eric “Bam Bam” Barnett for a presentation about trail and restoration work Tuleyome does in the area. Then join us in September to actually work on some of the trail projects!

26
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 Saturdays) 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!

4-11
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.

18
August
Nature and You Lecture: The Jepson Prairie Reserve

Join Kate Mawdsley, a long-time coordinator of the docent program at the Jepson Prairie Reserve, for a talk about the reserve and the upcoming walking tours being held there.

30
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!  

27
September
Art/Nature Fusion: Make your own Evergreen Santa! (Adults Only)

Make your own Evergreen Santa!  Over this two-day event (on two consecutive Saturdays) 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.

29-6
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.

25
October