John Muir once said about hiking, “I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not hike!” You’ll saunter up the hill through the blue oak woodland and then be dazzled by … Read more
Hike Save Mount Diablo’s beautiful Mangini Ranch, its first public educational preserve, and connect more deeply to nature through a contemplative solo exercise amidst an oak woodland forest with beautiful vistas. Every participant should bring a journal and pen along … Read more
Join this meander ( 2 miles hike) around the base of Mount Diablo to explore the medicinal plants growing along the trails at Mitchell Canyon. You will talk about the modern-day uses of the plants you see and discover some … Read more
With a Naturalist guide, learn about the ecological and historical reasons why this area is so important. Registration is required: Enrollment opens on Feb 14.
Join Sonoma for a hike (appr. 3 miles) at Glen Oaks Ranch, a historic ranch located in Sonoma Valley near Glen Ellen. February brings blooming manzanita and ceanothus to the landscape. You’ll also get to see the post-fire regrowth of … Read more
Winter is a great time to see the birds on the San Pablo Bay. Celebrate the Flyway Festival with Sonoma Land Trust and raptor guide Larry Broderick on the Dickson Trail at the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Bring … Read more
Join Ridge Trail volunteers for the 8th annual Super Stroll & Roll! Stroll (walk) or Roll (bike) with the group or go at your own pace. All four routes take place in San Francisco and are accessible by public transit: 1. … Read more
Celebrate Black History Month with a stroll around Point Pinole. Learn the local history of Parchester Village while exploring Dotson Family Marsh and whom it is named after.
Something special is happening on January 21: The King Tides arrive! These highest of high and lowest of low tides only happen twice a year. View the edge of the ocean on your own at 8:30 am to see the high … Read more
The ponds at the Las Gallinas water treatment facility are a fabulous place to get close looks at a variety of waterfowl, plus there are usually plenty of hawks hunting for rodents and other prey in the surrounding fields. Flat, … Read more