Ordinarily, nests, burrows and many kinds of animal-made structures are not considered architecture. However, these structures are carefully constructed designs for specific purposes. Some have inspired human designs and construction methods. You’ll discover master builders of the woodlands, and learn why the “architects” are successful; you’ll also appreciate the importance of a healthy environment that provides life-sustaining food and materials. Docents Helena Cohen and Frances Reneau will lead this leisurely-paced nature walk following the Orchard Loop Trail to the Zinfandel Trail and back again.
Meet at the Preserve parking lot on Montebello Road. From the intersection of I-280 and Foothill Expressway, go 3.5 miles southwest (toward the mountains) on Foothill Boulevard/Stevens Canyon Road. Turn right on Montebello Rd. The Preserve is 0.5 miles up Montebello Rd. on the left.