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Upcoming Sugarloaf events

Storytelling is humanity’s oldest art form, likely originating before the cave paintings of the Stone Age. Sugarloaf Perspectives is a storytelling series that brings new voices and people to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park while also teaching about the natural environment. Every other Saturday, instead of the regular family campfire hosted at the park, there will be a Perspective.

Alma and Arsel, leaders of Senderos Naturales, Sonoma Ecology Center’s nature program for the Latino community in Sonoma Valley and beyond, will tell a few tales of juxtaposing lifestyles but ultimately parallel environments, and some experiences of being Latino, at the Aug. 6 Perspectives event.

Tickets are $20 for general admission; $10 for students and youth (12-17 years old), Sugarloaf members, and Sugarloaf volunteers; and free for those under 12. Meet at the amphitheater. We invite you to show up earlier than 7 p.m. for a self-guided nature walk or picnic prior to the event. Parking fees apply.

The Limited-Mobility Dusk Birding event will be held on Aug. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Many people know birds are most active at dawn, but dusk is the second daily peak of bird activity, and you don’t have to be an early-bird to experience it.

Join Dr. Dan Levitis for a slow, wheelchair-accessible excursion designed for those new to bird-watching. Bring binoculars if you have them, but there will be a few pairs to lend. By the time we finish it will be dark, so in addition to water, consider bringing a flashlight and a jacket. Tickets are $10. Meet at the White Barn lot; parking fees apply.

For more information on these and other events, visit the park website at https://sugarloafpark.org.

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