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In the Nature in Your Neighborhood program, our backyards and neighborhoods are our classrooms. Birds, trees, ferns, and mammals are just a few of the topics we will learn about together.

Our explorations are guided by an experienced naturalist (or two) who’ll kick off our week of learning with a Virtual Nature Walk and then send us out with activities to explore and observe the hidden wonders close to home.

The program is free and open to all ages, so you’re welcome to encourage your loved ones to participate with you. 


View the List of Topics:

Observing as a Naturalist with Ken Wilson (includes an overview about observational skills and using binoculars)

Local Geology — with Michael Machette

Coastal Geomorphology — with John Bethel

Marine Mammalswith Dave Rugh

Wildlife Tracking — with Sarah Spaeth

Birds — with Ken Wilson and Dave Rugh

Trees — with Erik Kingfisher

Insects — with Richard Lewis

Ferns — with Heather Harding

Amphibians & Reptiles — with Geoff Hammerson

Shrubs with Byron Rot

Herbaceous Plants — with Coca Sanchez and Dana Ecelberger

Mammals with Darrell and Lorna Smith

Mosses with Tracy Hudson

Liverworts with Tracy Hudson

You can still sign up! Sign up below to gain access to recordings of our Virtual Nature Walks and Extending Our Reach presentations, see the full list of resources provided by our volunteer naturalists, and receive updates about upcoming nature education programs.

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A big thank you to our volunteer naturalists, the Land Trust Alliance, and partner Finnriver Farm & Cidery who are helping make this program possible.

To join them in supporting our conservation mission, please make a gift to Jefferson Land Trust today. Thank you!

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