Dusk Soundscapes-- 2023 CNC Weekend

  • Mon, May 1, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

    2605 Adobe Canyon Road
    Kenwood, California 95452
Ticket Price $0.00-$10.00 This event is now over

Looking for a unique way to connect with nature in your city? Join Sonoma Ecology Center's learn about soundscape ecology and experience the beautiful dusk chorus right in your own backyard. Our expert GIS specialist and soundscape ecologist, Jack Hines, will guide you through an unforgettable evening of listening to the sounds of nature.

Soundscape ecology is an interdisciplinary field of study that examines the relationships between living organisms, their environment, and the sounds that are present within that environment. It combines elements of ecology, acoustics, and bioacoustics to investigate how soundscapes—the sounds that emanate from a specific ecosystem—can influence and be influenced by the organisms living within that ecosystem.  

Participants of any level of experience can help find, photograph, record, and/or identify life in the park. Smartphones with the iNaturalist app will be our main tool, but those lacking phones are also welcome to participate. If you haven’t used iNaturalist, or haven’t made an observation for a while, this is your chance – just make sure to load the iNaturalist app on your phone before you arrive. Alternatively, you can join our iNaturalist Introduction & BioBlitz with Dr. Dan on Friday, 4/28, prior to attending this event. Meet at the White Barn. Bring water, layers, a full battery on your mobile device (or alternatively, a camera), a flashlight to light the way, and if desired, a cushion to sit on. This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Parking fees apply; rain cancels.

City Nature Challenge runs from April 28th to May 1st, 2023. It’s a bioblitz-style friendly competition where cities are in a contest against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people. Learn more about City Nature Challenge or view the Sugarloaf Project here!

This event is part of the Challenge along with other events scheduled from 4/28-5/1.
For more events at Sugarloaf, visit our calendar.

Date & Time

Mon, May 1, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, California 95452 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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