2017 Lighthouse Lecture Series

Point Arena Lighthouse is pleased to present the fourth season of the popular Lighthouse Lecture Series. Each presentation takes place in the Fog Signal Building Museum and features a local naturalist, historian, volunteer or expert presenting on topics of public interest relevant to the Lighthouse or our area. All lectures will begin at 4 p.m. and last approximately one hour. This year’s lineup is as follows:

Sunday, February 19, 2017 – Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi of Casari Ranch on Nature as Healer/Teacher – Presented

Sunday, March 19, 2017 – Eric Wilder, lecture topic TBD

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Jeanne Jackson  on Rare, Unusual and Beautiful Mendonoma Nature Sightings

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Steve Oliff on History of Point Arena and the Lighthouse

June 2017 – TBD

Sunday, July 16, 2017 – Tanya Smart on Point Cabrillo Light Station

Sunday, August 20, 2017 – Lisa Giacomini on Abalone Diving

September through December 2017 – TBD

For information on our lecture series and other special events, see our Calendar of Events or call the Lighthouse at 707-882-2809 extension 1.

Future Lecture Series Details

Green…Blue…Purple Flash by Allen Vinson

On Sunday, April 16 Jeanne Jackson  will present a stunning slideshow and talk on “Rare, Unusual and Beautiful Mendonoma Nature Sightings.”  Jeanne has selected some of her favorite photos submitted for her column to share with the audience. They feature the rarest photos of them all, of a Fata Morgana, a photographable mirage on the ocean. They include a wildflower with what looks like an alien face in the center, a green flash which morphs into a rare blue flash, and then an even rarer violet flash, unusual insects and rare wildflowers. It will be a taste of all things in nature on the Mendonoma coast, including the biggest creature of them all, the Blue Whale.

Jeanne Jackson (photo by Craig Tooley)

Jeanne moved to the coast 21 years ago from the San Francisco Bay Area where she grew up. Eleven years ago she queried Editor/Publisher of the Independent Coast Observer, J. Stephen McLaughlin, about writing a column where people share their nature sightings. Jackson’s popular column has expanded to be one full page (and sometimes more). To further share the many photos she receives every week, she started a daily Sightings blog from her website.  Jeanne enjoys hiking with her husband, Richard, and their rescue golden retriever, Sunny, believing that her connection with Nature adds immensely to her life.