Point Reyes National Seashore Association - Tracking the Spring Season: Wildlife and Plant Medicine


Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Phone: (415) 663-1200

Instructor: Meghan Walla-Murphy

Each season opens new insight into Pt Reyes National Seashore. The spring is a time of new shoots and young animals. Come explore and track the Muddy Hollow area and discover what this vernal season has to offer. We will cover the basics of wildlife tracking and the relationship animals have with their habitats. In doing so, we will also delve into the practical and medicinal uses of plants for both wildlife and humans.

We will meet from 8am-12pm in the parking lot of Muddy Hollow Trailhead. From there we will walk along the riparian zone and learn to read the tracks and sign of residential animals. From their sign we will elucidate what the animals are doing in spring versus other times of year. We will also journey away from the riparian zone into the chaparral and grasslands to gain a diverse look at habitats and wildlife. Class will end at 12pm back at the Muddy Hollow Trailhead Parking Lot.

Location: Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the meeting location!

-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

Is this event rain or shine? We use National Park advisories to determine whether or not the class will run. Click here to check out current weather conditions!

Class Cancellation Policy: If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class, participants will receive a full refund of class fee.

Special Notes

Fee: $50, Non-Member Fee: $60. Point Reyes National Seashore Association office is located at 1 Bear Valley Road, Bldg 70, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956