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GUIDED WALKS THIS SATURDAY! Join us on May 18 for Spring Field Day featuring an array of guided walks, tutorials on how to use iNaturalist, and info tables featuring our leading local ecological organizations. Learn more and register for walks...


Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean


Above: Yellow-rumped Warbler | Photo by Roger Adamson

Sprouts – Birdwatching

BIRDWATCHING is the Sprouts activity for March and April! Check out binoculars and a set of bird ID cards at the Gardens' gift shop.

If you spot a flash of yellow and hear a slow, soft, sweetly whistled warble or trill coming from the tree-tops, then you must be in the presence of a Yellow-rumped Warbler. These striking feathered friends can be found at the Gardens along with more than 180 species of birds. They perch on the outer limbs of trees and are very visible as they fly out after insects. In the winter they eat great numbers of fruits, particularly bayberry and wax myrtle, which their digestive systems are uniquely suited to digest. Learn more about Birds at the Gardens...

More about Sprouts

Get outside and learn with SPROUTS! Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is offering a series of self-guided learning opportunities for children (best suited for K-6). Sprouts activities include handouts and sometimes fun tools to help kids dive into a variety of topics including birdwatching, nature breathing, whale watching, pulley systems, getting to know trees, and more. All activities will be available in English and Spanish. These activities are available with regular Gardens admission — please purchase tickets in advance: CLICK HERE. MCBG will continue to share free admission for children's educational visits via "Sprouts Tickets". The tickets are currently being distributed through local schools and nonprofits.

Sprouts Program Sponsors

Adventist Health Mendocino CoastCoast Hardware & Radio ShackCommunity First Credit UnionDeLucia Family Fund of The Community Foundation of Mendocino CountyLinda and Paul Dutcher, Harvest MarketKay and Bruce Leaman, Kate Erickson LPL Financial, Liz O’Hara and Steve Lane, Out of This WorldRedwood InvestmentsSavings Bank of Mendocino CountySoroptimist International of Fort BraggMarilynn Thorpe 

Many thanks for helping to make this educational opportunity available for all!


Start Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

End Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022

Schedule Details: These activities are available during visiting hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm daily (members' visiting hours 9AM to 5PM)

Payment Information: Regular admission applies — please reserve tickets in advance.