Rotary Nature Center closed until further notice
- Lakeside Chat #13: Take a virtual bird walk in the nation's first wildlife refuge with award-winning GG Audubon naturalist Clay Anderson... Winter birds come thousands of miles every winter, some of them, to Lake Merritt in the heart of urban Oakland. Join us as Naturalist Clay Anderson leads a walk to find and learn more about the birds hanging out at Lake Merritt. Clay was awarded Bay Nature's Local Hero Award in 2021 for his inspirational work as Youth Coordinator and Program Manager at the Golden Gate Audubon Society.
- Use link for more info and to register for the online event
December 18, 9-11:30 a.m. Waivers will be supplied but kids <18 must have parent signature.
Wear a mask and clothes that can get dirty. City Covid rules apply.
Rotary Nature Center Friends will hold Monthly Adopt-a-Spot workdays on the 3rd Saturday of the month (exception being July when it will be on the 4th Saturday). We have been cleaning up and doing landscape tasks and planting informally during the Covid closure.
Try something new:
Download iNaturalist app and start capturing and cataloguing nature at Lake Merritt
Listings for Lake Merritt:
Lake Merritt Observations
nature captured by local iNaturalists
iNaturalist catalogue of LM
Pop-Up Nature Exhibit Saturday,
September 14, 2019
NEW: Golden Gate Audubon offers programs at the renovated Rotary Nature Center at Lake Merritt. Please register for classes online. If you don’t have access to a computer, call (510) 843-2222 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Earth Day 2018 Landscaping at Rotary Nature Center