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Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

  1. Buzz – Native Plants & Bee Pollinators

    April 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - June 7, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

    *On display in the Salt Marsh Exhibit Gallery* The watercolor illustrations in this exhibit were created by Master Artists studying at the Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustration with close observation of live plant specimens during the entire painting process to ensure accurate taxonomy. Paired with these unique botanical renditions of native plants we also show a variety of bees illustrated by Noel Pugh, Scientific Illustrator, who is showing his bee illustrations created for A Field Guide to Common Bees of California, published in 2014 by UC Press. It is our desire to draw attention to the all-important relationship between plants, native bees, and other pollinators who continue the survival of our global food supply.

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Sulphur Creek Nature Center

  1. Bats & Brews

    June 1, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Sulphur Creek Nature Center

    Take a taste bud tour of the world of beer and meet some Bay Area bats. Beer is universal; every culture knows beer and every culture is proud to boast that its brew is the best on earth. Civilized people all over the world brew and enjoy truly great beers, but could it be possible that beer is responsible for civilization as we know it? Ponder this and other truths as you enjoy a tasting from some of our local breweries. Join well known Tastemaster, Ira Bletz, as he shares the history, lore, and mythology surrounding beer and the brew craft. Learn how beer is made and discover a beer famous story and song. Join us at this fun, informative evening and learn while tasting classic varieties such as lagers, pilsner, ale, malt, and wheat beers. Naturalists will present one of nature's most effective pest control animals, bats, which are highly beneficial to the crops from which beer is made. Must be 21 to attend.

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