Outdoor Events in Sonoma County, March 27 – April 5, 2022

March 27

Bodega Bay: Journal and sketch the shapes, colors and textures found in a tidal pool. Bring a journal, pencils, pens, a watercolor palette, and a folding chair to allow for remote seating. All artistic abilities are welcome. Tickets: $15 for Sonoma County residents and $17 for out-of-county attendees. Parking is $7 or free with a Sonoma County Regional Parks membership. 10 a.m. to noon. Doran Regional Park, 201 Doran Beach Road. Sign up at bit.ly/3tqmxeo.

April 2

Sonoma: Come shop a native plant sale at Sonoma Garden Park. Choose from hundreds of native California plants adapted to our dry summer climate. Brighten up your garden, provide habitat for wildlife and support important pollinators like the monarch butterfly. The selection will include plants for both sun and shade. Staff and volunteers can help with plant selection. 9 a.m. to noon. Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 Seventh St. E. For more information, visit bit.ly/3ueKep1.

Sainte-Rose: Capture the breathtaking landscape of Sonoma County on canvas. At this landscape painting workshop at Pepperwood Preserve, beginners will learn the basics of fieldwork and experienced painters can expand their repertoire. Bring the painting medium of your choice. There are no art supplies required, but attendees will receive an email with a list of suggested supplies. The event takes place outdoors, and layered clothing and sun protection are recommended. Tickets: $40 per person, $35 for Friends of Pepperwood. 16 and over are welcome. Meet at Maison Bechtel. Pepperwood Preserve, 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Rd. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register at bit.ly/36hhRPc.

Petaluma: Spanish-speaking families and others are invited for a 1-2 mile guided nature hike in Spanish. Bring lunch for a picnic. Free event. Heavy rain, heavy smoke or extreme temperatures will cancel each other out. Parking is $7 or free for regional park members. 10 a.m. to noon. Lake Tolay Regional Park, 5869 Cannon Lane. For more information, visit bit.ly/3JtLyLm.

April 3

Sainte-Rose: Explore the area burned by the Glass Fire in 2020 and see how the forest is recovering. Bring your own water and snacks. It is recommended to dress in layers and wear a hat and sunscreen. Registration is mandatory. Heavy rain, heavy smoke or extreme temperatures will cancel the event. 10 a.m. to noon. Parking is $7 or free for regional park members. Spring Lake Regional Park, Shady Oaks Parking Lot, 5585 Newanga Ave. Sign up at bit.ly/3tr82H1.

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Glen Ellen: Come for a wildflower scavenger hunt at Jack London State Historic Park. Find the wildflowers that are currently blooming by researching their different characteristics with the help of a guide provided by the park. Jack London Park offers a regularly updated “Blooming Now” list of names, photos and locations recently spotted for wildflower hunting. Continues until May 31. Free, plus parking for $10. Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road. For more information and to find the list of flowers, visit bit.ly/3D2nXz2.

You can reach editor Mya Constantino at [email protected] @searchingformya on Twitter.

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