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Upcoming Events at All Parks in November, 2014

Día de los Muertos

Take a tour of historic and modern Día de los Muertos altars around the park or you could honor a loved one by drawing a chalk gravestone on San Diego Avenue.

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, November 1, 8, 22 and 29 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Big Basin Redwoods State Park Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 (831) 338-8883 Redwood Loop Walk Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm AND Friday, November 28 at 11 am and 2 ...

Old Growth Redwood Walks

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Located Off Hwy 9 in Felton (831) 335-7077 Old-Growth Redwood Walks Every Saturday and Sunday in November at 1 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main e ...

Guided Tours of the Monarch Grove

Tours of the Monarch Grove -- October through January Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 & 2:00 Join a Docent Naturalist for a tour of the state designated monarch butterfly preserve at Natural Bri ...

Crystal Cove SP - Bird Walk

Time: 8am Love birds, but need help with identification? Join Crystal Cove State Park birders on a guided autumn bird walk on both the inland and coastal areas of the park on Saturday, Novemb ...

Crystal Cove SP - Beachside Chat

Time: 11am - 2pm Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturdays, November 1, 8, & 29 from 11-2pm at the Historic District Education Commo ...

Discover Big Basin!

Discover Big Basin! Sunday, November 2 at 12 pm Saturday, November 8 at 12 pm Saturday, November 22 at 12 pm Saturday, November 29 at 12 pm On this 4-hour, 4-mile leisurely hike with Docent Barry Gri ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. T ...

Día de los Muertos

Take a tour of historic and modern Día de los Muertos altars around the park or you could honor a loved one by drawing a chalk gravestone on San Diego Avenue.

Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walks

Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday 3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their year ...

Rancho del Oso: Wildflower Hike

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm. Call (831)427-2288 for more information or ...

Volunteer with the Trail Crew

Volunteer with the Trail Crew Saturday, November 8 at 9 am (must be 18 years of age or older) Since 1969 the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to safely enjoy the ...

Crystal Cove SP - Beachside Chat

Time: 11am - 2pm Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturdays, November 1, 8, & 29 from 11-2pm at the Historic District Education Commo ...

Crystal Cove SP - Full Moon

Time: 6pm Crystal Cove State Park docents will lead a guided interpretive 2-hour, Full Moon 4-mile hike on Saturday, November 8 at 6:00pm. Terrain will be uneven and steep with a 700 foot ele ...

Crystal Cove SP - Historic District

Time: 10am Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, November 8 at 10am. Learn about the colorful past of the Cove and hear about the d ...

Lake Perris Birding Walk

When : 9:00 AM Where : Lot 12, if 12 is not open, go to Lot 14. Free with paid day use or camping fees. A moderately easy walk of 1 - 2 hours long. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water, snacks, ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, November 1, 8, 22 and 29 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 1:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, be it u ...

Wildflower Walk

Sunday, November 9, from 11am to 3pm Walk along the trails of Butano State Park with Volunteer Naturalist Scott Peden. This is a slowly-paced walk with time to discover and identify plants, flowe ...

Crystal Cove SP - Family Hike

Time: 9am Autumn is a wonderful time to learn about our local nature. Join a park naturalist on a family hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park on ...

Berry Creek Falls Hike

Berry Creek Falls Hike Sunday, November 9 at 9:30 am Travel deep into the heart of Big Basin as you experience a wide range of habitats on this moderate to strenuous 11-mile-loop hike. Wind through s ...

Rancho del Oso: Fireside Stories

Fireside Stories Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 12 pm Pretend, play, sing and explore! Bring the family and gather round the fireplace together at the Nature and History Center for a story followed by a ...

Mysteries of the Sandhills

Mysteries of the Sandhills Thursday, November 13 at 11 a.m. Meets at the Campfire Center off Graham Hill Road Join Park Interpreter Rose as she guides you through the unique and precious sandhill ec ...

Tijuana Estuary Speaker Series

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Recurrence: every 3rd Saturday of the month Location: Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center Questions: 619-575-3613 Check to see who's the upcoming speaker: http://trnerr.org/ ...

Wildflower Walk!

Wildflower Walk! Saturday, November 15 at 10 am AND Sunday, November 16 at 10 am Join Docent Scott Peden and learn to identify many of Big Basin’s flowering plants. You’ll also visit several histori ...

Shadowbrook Stroll

Wildflower Walk! Saturday, November 15 at 10 am AND Sunday, November 16 at 10 am Join Docent Scott Peden and learn to identify many of Big Basin’s flowering plants. You’ll also visit several histori ...

Crystal Cove SP - Archaeology Day

Time: 9am - 2pm Enjoy Archaeology Day at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, November 15 starting with a 2-mile Citizen Science Hike at 9am and help assess the condition of some of the arch ...

Hike to Buzzard's Roost

Hike to Buzzard’s Roost Sunday, November 16 at 9:45 am Develop your hiking muscles with this challenging 5-mile, 4-hour round trip to Buzzard’s Roost. We’ll gain 1,200 feet in elevation as we hike to ...

Rancho del Oso: Critter Crafts

Critter Crafts Sunday, November 16, 2014 drop-in from 12pm to 4pm Drop in for fun nature-themed craft time at the Nature and History Center. We will have a FREE make-and-take-activity most children ...

Salton Sea SRA - Kayak the Sea

Friends of the Salton Sea SRA and California State Parks announce another great season on the water. Our programs are designed for entry level kayakers. Prior experience is not necessary. Most p ...

Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walks

Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday 3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their year ...

Crystal Cove SP - Tidepool Walk

Time: 2pm Enjoy a super -0.7 low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Saturday, November 22 at 2:00pm. A volunteer will help ...

Crystal Cove SP - Backcountry Hike

Time: 9am Enjoy a guided moderate to strenuous 3-5-mile backcountry hike on Saturday, November 22 at 9am and learn about the plants and animals that call Crystal Cove State Park home. Mee ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, November 1, 8, 22 and 29 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 1:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, be it u ...

Salton Sea SRA - Kayak the Sea

Friends of the Salton Sea SRA and California State Parks announce another great season on the water. Our programs are designed for entry level kayakers. Prior experience is not necessary. Most p ...

Crystal Cove SP - Photography Walk

Time: 3pm - Sunset Learn how to take beautiful photos of seascapes, the cottages, and sunset on a docent led Photography Walk at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, November 23 from 3:00pm unti ...

Crystal Cove SP - Tidepool Walk

Time: 2pm Enjoy a guided tidepool walk to Little Treasure Cove on Sunday, November 23 at 2pm when the tide will fall to a super low -0.8 . A volunteer will help identify animals and describe ...

ASL Nature Walk:"The Miracle of Redwoods"

Butano State Park 1500 Cloverdale Rd., Pescadero, CA 94060, (650) 879-2040 www.friendsofbutano.blogspot.com or facebook.com/ButanoStatePark ASL Nature Walk: “The Miracle of Redwoods” Sunday, Nove ...

Coffee Talk and Crafts

Coffee Talk and Crafts Sunday, November 23 from 9-12 AND Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27 from 9:30-1:30 Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! T ...

The Hidden Descent

The Hidden Descent Sunday, November 23 at 10 am Feel like the first person to explore a new forest! We hike upward on the Dool Trail and have a snack at Ocean View Summit. Continuing along Middle Ri ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Meteor Trail Hike Friday, November 28 at 10 am Join docent Kathy Willott on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral and redwoods. You’ll discuss forests, flowers ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, November 1, 8, 22 and 29 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch ...

Crystal Cove SP - Beachside Chat

Time: 11am - 2pm Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturdays, November 1, 8, & 29 from 11-2pm at the Historic District Education Commo ...

Crystal Cove SP - Family Hike

Time: 9am Autumn is a wonderful time to learn about our local nature. Join a park naturalist on a family hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park on ...

Salton Sea SRA - Kayak the Sea

Friends of the Salton Sea SRA and California State Parks announce another great season on the water. Our programs are designed for entry level kayakers. Prior experience is not necessary. Most p ...