Friends of the Dunes Presents Naturalist Notes Webinar Series


  • Photo by Jennifer Savage
Get to know the diverse flora and fauna of the North Coast. A new web series presented by Friends of the Dunes is a great way to learn about the many plants and animals you encounter while out adventuring. Tune in Wednesdays, April 21 through May 26 from 5 to 7 p.m., for the Naturalist Notes Webinar Series where experts share stories, histories and fascinating facts about the creatures and vegetation of California’s coastal dunes ($10 donation per webinar or $45 for the whole six-week series). Find the series online at

Naturalist Notes Webinar Topics:

April 21 - Orange-Red, Yellow-Red: The Oldest Western Snowy Plover on Record
with Mark Colwell, Ph.D. (Ornithologist & HSU Wildlife Professor)

April 29 - Ethnobotany of Humboldt’s Coastal Environments
with Adam Canter (Biologist & Tribal Botanist with the Wiyot Tribe)

May 5 - Introduction to Lichens of the Dunes
with Loriel Caverly (Botanist, Certified California Naturalist, & Lichen Enthusiast)

May 12 - Pinnipeds of the California Coast
with Claire Nasr (Biologist & California Sea Grant Fellow)

May 19 - Introduction to Native Bees of the Dunes
with Brian Dykstra (OLLI Instructor, Founder of the Native Bee Society, and farmer at a Bee-Friendly Farm)

May 26 - Coastal Vulnerabilities & Resilience of Humboldt’s Dune-Beach Systems
with Ian Walker, Ph.D. (Geomorphologist & Geography Professor at UC Santa Barbara)

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