Written by James Lanaras for The Press Democrat.
Take a nature walk, join a fun run, learn to dye wool or plan your Mt. Whitney trek. These are just a few ways to enjoy the outdoors in Sonoma County this week.
GUIDED NATURE WALK, FEB. 27
Glen Ellen: Take a 2- to 5-mile guided nature walk through oak and evergreen woodlands 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bouverie Preserve, 13935 Sonoma Highway. Free, $15 donation suggested. Reservations: acr.egret.org, (415) 868-9244. Info: 938-4554, email@example.com.
FUN RUN, FEB. 27
Windsor: Lace up for the Healdsburg Running Company’s free Saturday morning fun run at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park on Faught Road. Meet at the trailhead at 8 a.m. 395-0372.
MUSHROOM DYES, Feb. 27
Santa Rosa: Mushroom dyer and scientific illustrator Dorothy Beebee shows how to use fungi to dye wool and silk fibers 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Pepperwood Preserve, 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road. $55, ages 13 and up. 591-9310.
SIGNS OF SPRING, FEB. 27
Kenwood: See, hear and smell the transformations underway during a free 3-mile moderately-paced hike, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Road. $8 for parking. Rain cancels the event. 833-5712
MT. WHITNEY, MARCH 1
Santa Rosa: Learn about climbing 14,505-foot Mt. Whitney from Ron and Joan Bruech who have done it seven times 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at REI, 2175 Santa Rosa Ave. Free. 540-9025.