Venturing Out: Get Outdoors in Sonoma County week of Feb. 10
BIRDING WALK, FEB. 10
Occidental: Join the docents of the Bohemia Ecological Preserve on a family-friendly, slow, beginning birding walk on a steep gravel road, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bring binoculars, snacks and a water bottle and meet at 6773 Bohemian Highway. Kids welcome. Register at LandPaths.org.
FARM TOURS, FEB. 10
Petaluma: Take a free, educational guided tour of Tara Firma Farms, 3796 I St. Ext. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Tours are each weekend until April 28. 707-765-1202, tarafirmafarms.com/farm-tours/.
DOCENT ORIENTATION, FEB. 11
Santa Rosa: Orientation session for the Laguna de Santa Rosa’s Foundation’s Learning Laguna program, 6-8 p.m. Laguna Environnmental Center, 900 Sanford Road. The 11 classes on Monday mornings and Tuesday start March 12 and end May 6. $145 training fee. Visit lagunafoundation.org.
CAMPFIRE PROGRAM, FEB. 16
Sonoma: Sonoma State Historic Park resumes its informational campfire and marshmallow roast program 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Barracks courtyard in the Sonoma Plaza, 20 E. Spain St. 707-938-9560.
SHILOH RANCH HIKE, FEB. 16
Windsor: Join Bill and Dave Hikes on a free, moderate 6.5-mile double loop hike, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, 5750 Faught Road. Bring a lunch and liquids and meet in the parking lot at 9:45 a.m. Parking $7, free for Regional Parks members. The hike is subject to closure due to stormy weather. SonomaCountyParks.org.
FAMILY HIKES, FEB. 16
Santa Rosa: Short, family-friendly, one-mile roundtrip hikes start at 1 and 3 p.m. at Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Violetti Road. Hikers take part in a science experiment along the way. Parking $7. SonomaCountyParks.org, 707-539-2865.