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Nature Events 2006

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Nature Festivals and Events 2006:
January - March

January-March | April-June | July-September | October-December


Yellowstone National Park Photographs
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-648-5716
Dr. George Szemes, a neighbor of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, presents recent photographs of Yellowstone’s grandeur during an eight-week special exhibit.

January 15-February 28
Eagle Watch Tours
Lake San Antonio
Tel: 888) 588-CAMP
Bare branches make it easier to spot Bald eagles as they spend the winter at Lake San Antonio in southern Monterey County. Reserve a seat on one of the flat-bottom boat trips led by park naturalists, and don't forget your binoculars.

January 21-22
Gray Whale Celebration

Tel: 831-901-0013
Many species of cetaceans - including the trio of "great whales," the gray, the blue and the humpback - make their way through the ocean currents not far from Monterey Bay. This new educational festival all about gray whales, held on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, will be packed with information and fun.

January 28-29
Year of Exploring Kickoff Weekend
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
Tel: 831-648-4888
The Monterey Bay Aquarium's new program, Oceans 2006: Year of Exploring, kicks off with a visit from "Diego," cousin of "Dora the Explorer" of Nickelodeon fame. Families can pick up the Official Explorer’s Passport this weekend, to use for a full year of special activities and events.

February 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
Flashlight Tours at Wild Things
Tel: 831-455-1901
Adults (over 18) can get a little wild around Valentine’s Day learning about the fascinating mating behaviors of the animal kingdom during a nocturnal tour of Wild Things animal facility. Tours followed by refreshments and a lucky drawing to win a night in the VisionQuest safari-style B&B.

February 25-26
Shark Days
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
Tel: 831-648-4888
Ever dreamed you could get up-close-and-personal with a shark? This weekend event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers the perfect opportunity, with special auditorium programs and shark-feeding shows.

March 4
National Marine Sanctuary Annual Symposium
Tel: 831-647-4255
Special annual symposium features speakers from MBARI, Moss Landing Research Station, and more.

March 18
49th Annual Cuttings Day
Tel: 831-646-3860
Plant a little bit of Monterey in your own garden: gardening buffs are invited to exchange softwood cutting materials, seedling plants, bulbs, potted plants, etc. The Parks Division will have free seedling trees available for the public. Participants are encouraged to bring cuttings and plants for the exchange.

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