Our Wild Watershed: Monarch Butterflies - Protecting Monarchs and Other Pollinators in Your Community Zoom Presentation with Angela Laws, Xerces Society
Wed., Oct. 20. 5:30–6:45 p.m.
Free (suggested donation $5 – $15). Pre-registration required.
Learn about the basic biology and conservation status of pollinators, with an emphasis on Western monarch butterflies. Iconic for their awe-inspiring migration pattern up and down North America, Western monarch butterflies have declined an astonishing 99.9% since the 1980s. Angela Laws, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist with the Xerces Society, will discuss the reasons that pollinators like monarchs are declining and highlight the many actions we can each take to protect monarchs and other pollinators in our communities.
Hoot ‘n Howl: Night Critters of the Laguna - Family Fun Event with Allison Titus
Sat., Oct. 30. 5–7:30 p.m.
Location: Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Free This event is full. Please join the waitlist.
Bats, owls, and spiders, oh my! Celebrate all things nocturnal with this Halloween-themed exploration at the Laguna Environmental Center. We will keep our ears open for hoots, visit an owl pellet dissection station, and use a black light to discover nocturnal insects and arachnids that live at the Laguna. Our celebration finale will be watching our local bats leave the Hop Barn for their nightly hunting. They simultaneously depart from their bat boxes as a group most nights during the fall to catch insects after sunset in a phenomenon called a “fly out.” We can’t wait to introduce you and your family to the evening wonders of the Laguna!
Sonoma County Greenbelts: Climate Resilience in Your Backyard
Panel Discussion Webinar with Laguna Foundation, Greenbelt Alliance, and Ag + Open Space
Wed., Nov. 3. 5–6:30 p.m.
Free. Pre-registration required.
Join this webinar to learn from local leaders and experts on the role of greenbelts in increasing climate resilience in Sonoma County. What is a “greenbelt” and where are they in Sonoma County? Why are they important to the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed? Join us at the intersection of policy, land protection and people for an engaging panel discussion with three local environmental and conservation organizations. Learn from local leaders and experts on the role of greenbelts in increasing climate resilience in Sonoma County, upcoming legislation protecting these important landscapes, and plans for current and future management of the protected lands you know and love.
Laguna Stewards at Irwin Creek
Stewardship Day with Ag + Open Space
Sat., Nov. 13. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Free. Pre-registration required.
Build community and learn about plants and wildlife during our hands-on stewardship day out at Irwin Creek! This special restoration site is an important wildlife corridor down to the Laguna in the Santa Rosa Plain. In recent history, the project area was heavily cultivated and was almost completely devoid of native trees and shrubs. After a couple of phases of habitat restoration work, Irwin Creek now has a young forest of native riparian trees, a more diverse understory, and plenty of shrubs to provide habitat for wildlife. Join us to continue our ongoing stewardship and maintenance tasks and learn about the site history.