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Nature Sundays at the Garden: Insect Discovery for Adults

June 23 @ 1:00 pm


Welcome to our first Nature Sunday – offered the 4th Sunday of each month at the SLO Botanical Garden. This series is free thanks to generous donors! Come be awed, surprised and excited about nature, its surprises and oddities!

This month, we’ll explore the outer reaches of the garden with specialists Dennis Sheridan and Jeff Reifel. We’ll investigate plants and insects living in the Children’s Garden, the newly planted Chumash Garden, up the new section of the Discovery Trail, and into the serpentine hillside. We’ll cross onto sandy soils and see who lives there and how they’ve adapted to our Mediterranean climate.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring a hand lens or other magnifier if you have one. We’ll walk and make observations over a moderately strenuous walk of 1 to 1.5 miles.

Please be sure to register to reserve our spot and check in at the Gift Shop when you arrive. This class is geared towards adults and older kids that can listen and focus on the topic for the duration of the class.

About our instructors: Dennis Sheridan is a professional photographer and entomologist. He has traveled worldwide and is published in many journals and textbooks. He moved to Morro Bay in 1974 and began a career in photography — concentrating on native wildlife, as well as fungi, lichens, insects, wildflowers and California scenery. Dennis shares his enthusiasm for nature with students of all ages, and regularly teaches about nature and biology.

Jeff Reifel loves to work outside leading nature walks, maintaining trails, and solving problems for the botanical garden. Jeff moved to the Central Coast after retiring from his position as a science teacher in Riverside. Since then, he’s worked with the Black Hill Gang in the State Parks, served as a State Park Docent and as an Elfin Forest worker and docent.


June 23
1:00 pm


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