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.