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Friday, April 21  |   Dollar Patio

Annual Spring Garden Party

The Nature Walkers Club held our Second Annual Spring Garden Party for members and non-members alike.

The day was full of sunshine and warmth both by Mother Nature and by all who attended.

Wednesday, March 15

Project Coyote

This program was presented by Project Coyote, a Bay Area nonprofit organization dedicated to replacing fear of coyotes with understanding, respect and appreciation of their ecologic role and intrinsic worth.

Project Coyote, with the support of its fiscal sponsor, Earth Island Institute, promotes coexistence between people and wildlife rather than abuse, mismanagement, and extermination.

For more information about Project Coyote please visit their website at: projectcoyote.org.

Information about Earth Island Institute can be found at: www.earthisland.org.

Our presenter was Rob Ruiz, former Chief Ranger of Parks & Open Space.

Tuesday, August 9  

Bird Talk with Cassie Tsur
Cassie is Nature Walkers guide on our 2nd Monday monthly bird walks in Creekside gold course.

Cassie Tzur is a second generation Californian who also lived in Hawaii for 27 years. Her career was in social work. Retired now, she focuses her time on birding and photography, while moving happily at a different pace.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Green Fire Film Project: The Life and Legacy of Aldo Leopold
Aldo Leopold (1887 – 1948)
Considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology and the United States’ wilderness system, Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold’s idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation.

One day while witnessing a dying wolf, Leopold reached the animal and was transfixed by a “fierce green fire dying in her eyes.” That experience changed him and put him on the path toward an ecocentric outlook. His rethinking the importance of predators in the balance of nature has resulted in the return of bears and mountain lions to New Mexico wilderness areas.

November 10, 2021

Movie: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel and How They Communicate

Based on the book of the same name by Peter Wohlleben.  A discussion period followed the film led by Sustainable Landscape Committee Chair Richard McPherson.

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September 28, 2021

At the time of this presentation, Ms. Pollon was employed by Rossmoor and has since moved on.

Nature Walkers Club was pleased to present a talk by Rebecca Pollon, Landscape Manager of Rossmoor.  The theme of her presentation will be, “How Interaction with the Land Can Benefit the Young, the Old and Even the Environment.”

Ms. Pollon has twenty plus years of experience with landscape design. In addition to her professional degrees, she maintains her certification with the BayFriendly/ReScape Landscape Professionals, Qualified Water Efficient Landscaping and the Community Manager certification.

March 16, 2021

One of the first activities held by Nature Walkers was a discussion on March 16, 2021 of the book, Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness, by Qing Li, physician and Chairman of the Japanese Society for Forest Medicine.

This book explains how being in nature can restore our mood, give us back our energy and vitality and rejuvenate us. This free event was open to nonmembers as well as members on Zoom and was led by Rossmoor resident and former social worker, Patrice Otten.

More information on Forest Bathing