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Want to get outdoors, get some exercise, and have fun learning about the natural history of the Bay Area along the way? Join Friends of China Camp for fun hikes and community events in China Camp State Park lead by seasoned naturalists and local experts.

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Migratory Bird Walk

Turtleback Nature Trail - China Camp

Welcome! Join our ongoing beginning birding class with naturalist Jerry Coe. No birding experience needed! This is a continuing class in which participants can gain skills in the art of birdwatching and identification. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have not attended previous classes. If you are an advanced birder, you are welcome to come and enjoy the outing. This month we will explore the migratory birds that will be passing through China Camp as they head south for winter. During our stroll, you will learn how to identify common birds in the field and how to effectively use binoculars and bird identification guides. We will explore migratory birds of the oak woodland and marsh habitats, seeing Red Tailed Hawks, Nuttal's Woodpecker, Northern Flickersand much more! Jerry Coe is a naturalist with over eight years of intensive training in ornithological field identification. He spent 15 years as a volunteer in Great Basin National Park, Nevada doing Point Count Surveys using bird activities to assess the health of habitats. He has also guided outdoor expeditions all over the world. Date: Saturday, November 23rd Time: 8:00am - 10:00am Location: Turtleback Trailhead (RSVP for directions) Length: 1.5 miles Please wear layers and good walking shoes. Bring water, snacks and binoculars. Optional items include: Daypack, scope, guide books, camera. This event is free. Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve, send email to: [masked] or call (415)[masked] Include your name, phone #, and the number of people attending. We will reply to confirm your reservation. Cancellation announcements will be posted on the FOCC website homepage.

Harvest Hike

China Camp State Park Ranger Station

Fall is the season of change: the days grow shorter and the shadows grow longer. Squirrels and birds busily gather acorns and seeds while deciduous oaks begin to lose their leaves. Join us on this stimulating hike with naturalist Harold Hirsch as we explore the natural changes we will see as the earth tilts on its axis and the first rains inspire the hills to transition from gold to green. Harold will also discuss the evolution and seasonal life cycle of seeds. Burn off some of that Thanksgiving pumpkin pie and join us for this exciting walk! Date: Saturday, November 30th Time: 12:30-2:30pm Location: China Camp Ranger Station, 101 Peacock Gap Trail, San Rafael Moderate hike, 3 miles Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve, send email to: [masked] or call (415)[masked]. Include your name, the number of participants, and your phone #. We will reply to confirm your reservation. Cancellation announcements will be posted on the FOCC website homepage.

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Speaker Series: Wildcare -An Evening with an Owl

China Camp Village

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