Coast Miwok Ethnobotany Along Sky Trail

Workshop on Sunday April 28  2019

Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival  

http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/

 

Registration opens Feb 12 2019

 

Coast Miwok Ethnobotany Along Sky Trail

with Wendy Dreskin

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Difficulty/Length: Easy-Moderate, 2-3 miles

Experience Levels/Ages: All levels, Ages 10+

Ticket Price: $25 | 16 participants

 

Join award-winning naturalist Wendy Dreskin to learn about Point Reyes’ first

inhabitants, the Coast Miwoks. There were over 100 Coast Miwok village sites

at Point Reyes, 39 between Inverness Park and the Tomales Bluffs. Wendy will

help us explore and discover the how this bountiful land provided for the

Miwoks for thousands of years and how life on the peninsula was intricately

woven into the changing seasons. On this hike, Wendy will focus on the plants

the Miwoks and other Native American tribes utilized for food, medicine,

basketry, dye, cordage, musical instruments and more. She will also point out

birds, butterflies and other interesting plants and animals as we hike through

the forest.

 

Event Location: Sky Trail and surrounding forest trails, Point Reyes National

Seashore, CA

Where to Meet (Rain or Shine): Sky Trailhead, Point Reyes National Seashore,

CA. First trailhead and parking lot off Limantour Road.

 

 

BUTTERFLIES FOR BEGINNERS

 

Class date / time:

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -10:00am to 2:00pm

Instructor:  Wendy Dreskin

Fee: $45.00

Non-Member Fee: $55.00

 

How can you tell a moth from a butterfly? How do

various species of butterflies spend the winter? What

host plants do butterflies use? Learn the answers to

all your butterfly questions on an exploration of Muddy

Hollow. This is NOT a collecting class. By the end of the

day you will be on a first name basis with about

ten species of butterflies.

 

http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/butterflies-beginners-4

 


 

MAGIC OF MINUS TIDE

 

Class date / time:

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 8:00 am to 11:30 am

Instructor: Wendy Dreskin

Fee: $65

Non-Member Fee: $75

For a brief time during minus tides, the hidden mysteries of the reef are revealed. During one of the best minus tides of the year, we will see giant green anemones, purple sea urchins, various species of crabs, and possibly mussel worms, bushy headed peanut worms, brittle stars, and nudibranchs, the colorful sea slugs known as the butterflies of the sea. Herons, egrets, black oyster catchers, and other birds will be on hand for the low tide buffet spread.

 

-Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.

 

http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/magic-minus-tide-2

 

 

 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

 

Point Reyes Field Institute: 

Save the dates!  Registration now open!

 

June 2, 2018  BUTTERFLIES FOR BEGINNERS

Here is the link for registration and more information: 

 

www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/butterflies-beginners-3

 

 

Point Reyes Field Institute: 

Save the dates!  Registration now open!

Magic of Minus Tide **NEW DATE**

Location:

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email

with directions to the meeting location!

 

Class date / time:

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 5:45 AM to 9:00 AM

Instructor:

Wendy Dreskin

Fee:

$35

Non-Member Fee:

$50

For a brief time during minus tides, the hidden mysteries of the reef are revealed.

Join us for an exploration of the intertidal zone as we discover giant green anemones, ochre stars,

purple sea urchins, and various species of crabs. Hopefully, we will also come across tiny,

beautiful nudibranchs.

 

 

-Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.

 

-This will be a vigorous activity.

 

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

Here is the link for registration and more information: 

http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/magic-minus-tide-new-date

 

 

 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND TEENS:
 

Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival    

 

http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/purchase-tickets/

 

Coast Miwok Ethnobotany Along Sky Trail with Wendy Dreskin

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Difficulty/Length: Easy-Moderate, 2-3 miles

Experience Levels/Ages: All levels, Ages 10+ Ticket Price: $25 | 16 participants

 

Join award-winning naturalist Wendy Dreskin to learn about Point Reyes’ first inhabitants, the Coast Miwoks. There were over 100 Coast Miwok village sites at Point Reyes, 39 between Inverness Park and the Tomales Bluffs. Wendy will help us explore and discover the how this bountiful land provided for the Miwoks for thousands of years and how life on the peninsula was intricately woven into the changing seasons. On this hike, Wendy will focus on the plants the Miwoks and other Native American tribes utilized for food, medicine, basketry, dye, cordage, musical instruments, and more. She will also point out birds, butterflies, and other interesting plants and animals as we hike through the forest. Guide Bio: Wendy Dreskin is a naturalist who loves and teaches about everything from birds and butterflies to wildflowers, mushrooms, lichens and galls. She has been teaching the popular Community Education class Meandering in Marin at College of Marin since 1998. She teaches nature education classes for children at various schools in Marin County. She leads an annual safari to Tanzania which in 2017 was a trip for The Branson School and in 2018 will be an adult trip. As a volunteer, she has coordinated the Marin Butterfly Count since 2005. She was Education Chair of the Marin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society for ten years. In recognition of her work inspiring both children and adults, she was awarded the Terwilliger Environmental Award, and in 2018 was inducted into the Marin Women's Hall of Fame.

Event Location: Sky Trail and surrounding forest trails, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA Where to Meet (Rain or Shine): Sky Trailhead, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA. First trailhead and parking lot off Limantour Road.

What to Bring: Please wear layers and good walking shoes. Bring water, snacks and/or lunch, and binoculars. Optional items include: Backpack, guide books, camera, sunscreen and sunhat.

Workshops for Adults and Teens

 

Point Reyes Field Institute

Butterflies for Beginners

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -

10:00am to 2:00pm

Fee:  $40

Non-Member Fee:  $50

How can you tell a moth from a butterfly?  How do various species of butterflies spend the winter? What butterfly is our state insect?  What’s an instar?  What host plants do butterflies use and how can I attract butterflies to my garden? Learn the answers to these and all your other butterfly questions on an exploration of Muddy Hollow.  This is NOT a collecting class.  All butterflies we visit with are returned to their habitat unharmed. By the end of the day you will be on a first name basis with about ten species of butterflies and know what equipment to get to continue study on your own.  (Note: Catching butterflies is prohibited in Marin County Open Space, CA State Parks, or National Seashore/National Recreation Area. This class is with special permission.)

 

-Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.

 

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

http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/butterflies-beginners-2

 

 

Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival

Saturday, April 29  8:30-11:30    

Ethnobotany Class:

Coast Miwok Enthobotany Along Sky Trail

 

Go to

www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/event-details

 

Purchase Tickets: Please note, you will need to scroll through the list of classes to Sunday and check the class you would like to join. This registers the first person, and then it will prompt you for additional attendees, and if you want them to have the same choices, so you won't have to scroll through the list again.

Also please note, some classes are wait list only. If you would like to added to the wait list, register as normal and it will not charge you, unless a spot opens up. Attendees on the wait list are added in the order they are received. You will be notified and charged if a space opens up. Please do not attend a class you are wait listed for, as we work very hard to keep our groups small and manageable.

If you have trouble with registering, or would like assistance, please contact us at (415) 663.9312, Tuesday - Friday between 10 am - 5 pm.

 

Ethnobotany Class:

Coast Miwok Enthobotany Along Sky Trail

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am (Morning)

Guide: Wendy Dreskin

Difficulty/Length: Easy-Moderate, 2-3 miles

Experience Levels/Ages: All levels, Ages 10+

Ticket Price: $35 | Limited to 15 participants

 

Join award-winning naturalist Wendy Dreskin to learn about Point Reyes’ first inhabitants,

the Coast Miwoks. There were over 100 Coast Miwok village sites at Point Reyes, 39

between Inverness Park and the Tomales Bluffs. Wendy will help us explore and discover

how this bountiful land provided for the Miwoks for thousands of years and how life on

the peninsula was intricately woven into the changing seasons. On this hike, Wendy will

focus on the plants the Miwoks and other Native American tribes utilized for food,

medicine, basketry, dye, cordage, musical instruments, and more. She will also point

out birds, butterflies, and other interesting plants and animals as we hike along Sky Trail

in Point Reyes National Seashore. 

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Photos copyright William Dreskin.  All Rights Reserved Worldwide  

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