Obi Kaufmann Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

Saturday Feb 10 2018   10:00 AM
Ventura River Preserve  Oso Trailhead, Mira Monte, CA  map

Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer has arranged with Obi Kaufmann for an intimate workshop that will be of great interest to naturalists and artists alike. Obi will join Lanny and the crew on a nature walk in the morning and then share the process of creating his epic book, The California Field Atlas, in an afternoon slideshow presentation. The indoor session will include an on-the-spot, live painting in watercolor-and-calligraphy style of the book’s illustrations. Although the first printing of the book sold out in a few short months, Obi will have copies of the latest printing available for personalized signing.

Cost: $26/adults, $21/seniors (62+), $16/youth (13-18). Visit to sign up. To guarantee your space, use the PayPal link at the bottom of that page. To pay by cash or check, please email Note: saying you are going on Facebook is appreciated but does not register you.

Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is