The pond here is called “Hidden Lake” because it dries up every year and when that happens thousands of newts, treefrogs, and different kinds of insects that grew up in the water are still nearby. The flowers that bloom around the drying pool attract lots of interesting insects, and there will probably be plenty of other animals nearby waiting to feed on all of these tasty treats. We request that no animals (except service animals) attend. Heavy rain may cancel. If questionable weather, call (415) 893-9527 on the morning of the walk for a recorded message to see if the walk is cancelled. David Herlocker will lead. Questions: Contact David at (415) 893-9508 or DHerlocker@marincounty.org. Meet at the gate on San Andreas Dr in Novato. DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 101 in Novato, take exit 463 for San Marin Dr west 2.3 miles. Turn right onto San Andreas Dr and follow approximately 0.5 mile. The gate is on the right (before dead end).