Introducing the Museum’s new blog, the Museum Buzz! If you’re reading this, you’ve discovered our new blog. It’s still young, but content will be added regularly and we hope to create a fun and interesting place for Museum members and visitors to interact with our staff and each other. While you’re here, take a moment to look around, leave some comments, and share your feedback.
“Taking Flight” Reception at Vinocruz See this display of bird images now through the end of April at Vinocruz, a downtown wine store specializing in Santa Cruz area wines. The show features the art of local photographer Sebastian Kennerknecht, whose work will appear in the Museum’s upcoming Endangered Neighbors exhibit. Any piece sold at this show will benefit the Museum of Natural History, with 15% of sales going directly to the Museum. Join us at the reception for a chance to meet the artist and enjoy his work. For more information about Vinocruz, including a map of the location, visit http://www.vinocruz.com Thursday, March 24 from 5-6:30pm at Vinocruz, 725 Front Street, #101, Santa Cruz.
Volunteer Enrichment at the UCSC Museum of Natural History Earlier this week, a group of our volunteers were treated to a special visit to this incredible museum at UCSC. Read all about our experience and see photos over here.
Tidepooling and Gardening Days We had to cancel our gardening day this week due to rain, but we managed to get out to the tidepools on Wednesday during a break in the weather. Collecting specimens was a bit tricky, since there were some big waves making it hard to access the tidepools in spite of the low tide. Our determined volunteers still managed to fill our touch tank with a lot of interesting creatures, and we had a wonderful time sharing what we found with people passing by.
Elkhorn Slough Native Plant Fair is tomorrow! Visit our friends at Elkhorn Slough for their first ever Native Plant Fair from 10am – 3pm, rain or shine. Find out what plants you can use to attract native bees, birds, and butterflies to your yard. They’ll be selling more than 15 species of local plants, as well as offering seminars, activities for kids, and a chance to talk plants with the greenhouse crew. For more information, visit the Slough online.