Upcoming Classes and Events at the Gardens...

MCBG Naturalist Mario Abreu identifying a fungal treasure.

Join us on a mushroom identification walk!

Many of our classes have limited room, please call 707-964-4352 ext 16 to reserve your space. A small fee may be charged for classes, walks are free with Gardens’ admission.

Mushroom Walks
Every Monday
November 1 - January 31
Beginning at 1:30pm at the Gardens Plaza

Join a staff mycologist on a weekly Monday walk for mushrooms throughout the Garden. Staff Naturalist, Mario Abreu, or Gardener, Kristina Van Wert, will lead a mushroom walk to introduce you to mushroom identification, biology, edibility, myths and the good  times that all come along with a mushroom walk. Warning: exposure to the mushroom world can be habit-forming! Weather permitting; come prepared for wet, off-trail hiking. Free with admission.


Birdwatching with the Audubon Society
Early Bird Walks: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 am
Beginning Birding Walks: 1st Saturday of the month at 9:00 am

The Gardens are a delightful place to view our feathered friends! Over 150 species of birds live in or visit the Gardens each year. Join the experts and learn more about our avian friends. Walks start at the Gardens Entrance. For more information call 707-962-9413 or 707-964-6362. Meet at Front Desk/Plaza, walk is included in the Gardens admission.

Click HERE to download a checklist of the birds found in the Gardens.

To view photos of many of the birds found in the Gardens, visit our Photo Gallery. (Photos donated by local wildlife photographer Ron LeValley. Visit his online gallery at www.levalleyphoto.com.)



Chickens 101
Saturday, January 22, 2011
10:00am to noon in the Gardens Meeting Room

Interested in bringing some feather friends into your garden? Join Master Gardener Ben Nicholson for a look at getting started with chickens in your backyard. Topics to be covered include buying chicks verses incubating and hatching eggs, chicken breeds, coop design, feeding and watering, egg laying, diseases, predators and pests, and local chicken laws and ordinances. For workshop details contact Master Gardener Kristina Van Wert at 707-964-4352 ext 13. Class size may be limited, call 707-964-4352 ext 16 to reserve your space. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.


To see all of our upcoming events, visit our online Calendar of Events.