Jack London Park - Walk in Fall with naturalist John Lynch

On this slow autumn ramble over to the London Gravesite and then down to the Wolf House, we will explore the changing season, see how many different kinds of oaks we can find, look for "oak apples", "flying saucer" galls, talk about "Acorn Time" and the importance of oaks as a key stone species in the Valley of The Moon. We'll listen for the "waka waka"  of the acorn woodpeckers and watch for their black and white plumage and bright red crowns as they busily harvest this years abundant acorns.With Halloween right around the corner, we'll try to find some "witches broom", see how many different kinds of spider webs we can identify, and rehabilitate the reputation of our local bats.This hike is appropriate for all ages. Curiosity, wonder and questions are all encouraged.

Many of you have joined John on his monthly natures walks and know how interesting he makes nature with stories and hands-on fun.

Tickets are $15 and reservations can be made online

This is a special event at Jack London State Historic Park and is limited to 12 participants. Meet in the museum parking lot by turning left as you enter the park.

 


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Are dogs allowed?

    October 3, 2013

    • John L.

      The park policy is, "Leashed dogs are welcome in the historic areas of the park, including the trail to the Wolf House ruins. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings or on the back country trails. Please clean up your pet waste." That being said, my experience is that dogs, being predators, tend to scare away wildlife during a nature hike. Of course hiking with a group of people also requires that the dog be well behaved and fully under the control of it's person.

      October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    seems like a great group..except it says sunday morning and your next meeting is this saturday... ahhh..am I reading something wrong? lol

    September 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      okay... i will there be a hike next sunday?

      October 2, 2013

    • John L.

      This hike will be Saturday morning the 5th.

      October 2, 2013

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