End of Year Hike

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Catch up with nature and send off 2022 with a hike! You will do a moderate hike wandering across various habitats at Coyote Hills. Embrace the end of the year as you celebrate the abundance of nature’s gifts from plants, … Read more

A Road Less Traveled

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Join Docent Naturalists Stephen Buckhout and Stella Yang for a short out-and-back hike (appr. 4 miles) on Old Page Mill Trail to explore a section of the former road to Page’s Mill. You’ll travel at a slow to moderate pace … Read more

Escape the Holiday Madness!

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The weather is cooling and the rains should arrive. You’ll observe the effects of the changing season on the wide variety of regional flora and the ways these plants have adapted to their unique environments. Join Docent Naturalists Martin Manley … Read more

Winter on the Mountain

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This walk will give you sweeping views to the south as you traverse through serpentine chaparral to the West Point Inn where you’ll stop for our picnic lunch. The south-facing, open slopes will give way to a lovely, forested trail … Read more

Planting at Stafford Lake Bike Park

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Join to help plant native grasses and shrubs. The work will improve park aesthetics, prevent erosion, and improve wildlife habitat. Appropriates for ages 10 and older, snacks and water will be provided.

Forest Bathing Walk: Gratitude and Reciprocity

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Forest Bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which can be loosely translated to “taking in the medicine of the forest.” This practice was established in the 1980s in Japan as a direct response to declining health in … Read more

Water Wonders Walk

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On this moderately-paced walk (appr. 4 miles) you’ll discover how plants and animals need and use water to survive in different habitats. Docent Naturalists Anouchka Gaillard, Peter Maxwell, and Nancy Weintraub are excited to share the wonders of water with … Read more

Scenic Aerobic Hike

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Join Docent Naturalists Mary Brunkhorst, Fran Keeler, Lindsay Joye, and Inga Buyse for a moderately-paced, exercise-focused hike (appr. 6 miles) to observe beautiful scenery. Scenic Aerobic hikes are offered at different preserves every second Wednesday. The route of each hike … Read more

Winter Water Birding

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Join in for looking for resident and migrant waterbirds at the lake. You’ll observe and discuss their ways of life first-hand. All levels are welcome! Bring binoculars and bird guides if you have them. Some binoculars will be available. $6 … Read more