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Learn to Identify Birds by Sound in the Redwood Forest

by WINECOUNTRY COLLECTIVE on APRIL 27, 2024

New to birding or just curious to try it out? Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is pleased to support your birdwatching journey by hosting Learn to Identify Birds by Sound with Teresa and Miles Tuffli who have been helping bird-curious beginners venture out to appreciate the bird world! Armstrong Redwoods hosts a variety of …

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Top 10 Things to do in Petaluma

by HANA-LEE SEDGWICK on APRIL 11, 2024

You may have the hotel booked, but have you mapped out your itinerary for your visit to Petaluma? While wine tasting is probably on your list, there are plenty of other things to do in Petaluma. Add a few of these spots to your travel plans to get the most out of your trip and fill your days with fun.

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Yoga at Armstrong Redwoods

by WINECOUNTRY COLLECTIVE on APRIL 9, 2024

Join Cathy Johnson, a registered Yoga teacher, for a relaxing 60 minute, all-levels yoga and meditation in the Redwood Forest! Cathy will be leading the group in a gentle session at the Forest Theater, in Armstrong Redwoods. As you enter this sacred space, the dappled sunlight filtering through the canopy creates a tranquil ambiance, inviting …

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Budbreak Hike and Wine at Cline Family Cellars

by WINECOUNTRY COLLECTIVE on MARCH 24, 2024

Join Hilary Cline on a behind the scenes vineyard hike up Cline Family Cellars’ Hat Strap Hill! Take in the crisp March air, peek early signs of budbreak, and learn about the farming practices the Cline Family has carried on from generation to generation. A breathtaking view, estate wine tasting, and light bites await at …

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Tranquil Trail Ride & Estate Wine Tasting

by WINECOUNTRY COLLECTIVE on JANUARY 27, 2024

Check off your winter wellness goals to get out in nature! Embark on a tranquil journey through the historic Bartholomew Estate vineyards on horseback with Sonoma Valley Trail Rides. Enjoy a 45-minute ride where you will take in picturesque views of the estate followed by a curated tasting of our wines from our sustainably farmed …

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Wolf House Winter Nature Walk at Jack London State Historic Park

by WINECOUNTRY COLLECTIVE on JANUARY 20, 2024

How does the cold season transform and shape our familiar landscapes? How do plants and animals adapt to the cold? Find out as we spend time observing and learning about the little things we often overlook – ferns, mosses, mushrooms, lichens, bird song, leaf buds, leaf litter, insects, and any other interesting signs of life, …

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Grasslands, Woodlands, and Riparian Forest Botany

by WINECOUNTRY COLLECTIVE on NOVEMBER 25, 2023

Observe three plant communities: grasslands, woodlands, and riparian. What is growing where? Are sun and water the main reasons a plant can survive in a particular location? Starting at the White Barn, we’ll botanize along Meadow and Brushy Peaks trails with Certified CA Naturalist Marie-Kay Hansen. We will cover about 5 miles up the picnic …

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Annual Harvest Fall Hike at Benziger Family Winery

by WINECOUNTRY COLLECTIVE on OCTOBER 7, 2023

Join Benziger Family Winery for their annual Harvest Hike, and take in the beauty of our Sonoma Mountain Estate! Harvest brings a special energy to our Glen Ellen Ranch, the leaves are starting to change color and some of the late harvest varietals will likely still be on the vines. Chris Benziger hosts the hour-long …

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From the Oaks to the Redwoods

by WINECOUNTRY COLLECTIVE on AUGUST 26, 2023

Join Certified CA Naturalist John Lynch and explore Sugarloaf’s trees and plant communities – with a special focus on our Oaks & Redwoods. How many kinds of oaks can we find and what makes them so special? Yes, Sugarloaf does have Redwoods but why are they so rare? Beginning at the Visitor Center, you’ll follow …

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Full Moon Hike at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

by WINECOUNTRY COLLECTIVE on JULY 31, 2023

Bring a flashlight and your sense of wonder as you explore the park after dark. This hike begins at the White Barn and heads up to the viewpoint on Vista Trail or to Bald Mountain, where we will see the moon rise over the Mayacamas and the sun set over Sonoma Valley. The Bald Mountain …

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