MORNING OUTING, JULY 21
Santa Rosa: Indoor and outdoor natural history outing for seniors to learn about the Laguna de Santa Rosa and Shine Farm, Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road. Hot drinks and snacks indoors followed by a less than one-quarter mile stroll on wheelchair accessible compacted dirt paths in the center’s plant landscape. $15, registration required. Visit www.lagunadesantarosa.org
GOURMET WALK, JULY 22
Guerneville: Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods’ Gourmet Walk in the Woods at Armstrong Woods picnic area at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve on Armstrong Woods Road, 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Food, and wine and beer pairings at stations along the Pioneer and Discovery trails. Live music, specialty item silent auction and art sale at the Redwood Forest Theater. Individual reservations $52 and $65, couples reservations $96 and $120. Visit stewardscr.org for reservations and details or call 707-869-9177.
REDWOOD FOREST WALK, JULY 22
Santa Rosa: Learn about the tallest trees in the world during a leisurely walk at North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, 5297 Sonoma Mountain Road, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Bring water and a snack. Parking $7. Visit parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov or call 707-565-7888.
WILD-CAM ADVENTURES, JULY 23
Glen Ellen: Set up a camera during a slow-pace, 2-3-mile hike to capture the activities of nocturnal wildlife at Sonoma Valley Regional Park, 13630 state Highway 12, Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. , then receive an email of what your captured. Bring water and a snack, parking $7. Visit parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov to register and get details or call 707-483-0940.
ANIMAL HOME SIGNS, JULY 26
Windsor: Find clues that animals leave to show where they live in Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, 5750 Faught Road, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This bilingual English-Spanish program is for kids ages 6-9 accompanied by an adult. Bring water and a snack, parking $7. Visit parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov. Call 707-565-7888 for details.
WILDFLOWER FRIDAY, JULY 28
Healdsburg: Ecologist Dave Self leads an excursion to see, photograph, sketch, paint or write about wildflowers 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Modini Mayacamas Preserves on Pine Flat Road. Beginning smart phone photographers receive close-up photography instruction. Learn the ecology of the wildflowers, their uses by wildlife and people and their pollinators. $20 for non-members, $15 for Audubon Canyon Ranch members and free for children under 18. Visit egret.org to register and for information. Call 707-431-8184 for details.
TWILIGHT HIKE, JULY 28
Glen Ellen: Take a guided, two- to five-mile hike 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bouverie Preserve, at 13935 Highway 12. Hikers will break into small groups with a trained volunteer to explore mixed evergreen forest, oak woodland and rugged chaparral. All ages welcome, children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. $20 non-members, $15 for Audubon Canyon Ranch members, free for children under 18. Visit egret.org to register or call 707-938-4554 ext. 110 for information.