Native Leaf is based in the Monterey Bay area….home to one of the most spectacular birding and wildlife venues in North America.
If you live in the Monterey Bay Area or attending this year’s Monterey Bay Birding Festival, visit Native Leaf at the festival headquarters – Watsonville Civic Plaza, Community Center.
September is the peak time to see wintering shorebirds (now arriving en masse). September also marks the peak of fall migration for many bird species. Details at the festival’s website, here.
WORLD CLASS BIRDING — From soaring golden eagles, effortlessly gliding California condors, cheeky bushtits, gorgeous Townsend’s warblers, scampering snowy plovers, to thousands of sooty shearwaters streaming along the ocean’s surface, few places can match the diversity of species as the Monterey Bay region. Continue reading…
Many of the half day and full day field trips are sold out, but there may be space on some of the workshops (held at the Civic Center, top floor meeting rooms).
Photo from the opening night reception, Thursday, September 25th, and Native Leaf’s product display:
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Birder’s Marketplace this Friday and Saturday (September 26th and 27th).
Native Leaf’s gift packaging kits — all earth (and wildlife) friendly — and made from natural and sustainable materials, as well as market totes, table accessories, and our gorgeous reusable gift boxes are available for sale today and tomorrow.
We also have unique, one-of-a-kind gift containers and items not available on our website, for that special (and hard to find a gift for!) person on your holiday gift list.
Spectacular nature photographers (like Ooh Look Photography) as well as artists specializing in exquisite bird, nature and wildlife art are also exhibiting at this year’s marketplace.
Marketplace hours are Friday, 2 PM to 7 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM.