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Upcoming Events at All Parks in February, 2017

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a mag ...

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

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. This even ...

Bird Walk

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

Guided Bird Walk

Sunday, February 19 at 3 pm Meet in the main parking lot in the day-use area for a stroll to discover the wintering birds of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The day-use entrance is located off Highway 9 ...

Hike - Ash Wash

Where: Meet at the end of the pavement north on DiGiorgio Road When: 9:00 a.m. (4 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalists Paul Larson and Mary Ekelund for a moderately strenuous hike over uneven and ...

Ranger Walk - The Slot Canyon

Where: Meet at the entrance to The Slot on Buttes Pass Road. When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) Meet Ranger Steve at the entrance to The Slot on Buttes Pass Road to learn and share in some of Anza-Borreg ...

Bird Walk & Talk

Where: Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. Please call the Visitor Center for more information at 760-393-3810. Sign ups for kayak tours are required 24 hours in advance (children must be 13 with ...

Crystal Cove SP - Family Nature Hike

Winter is an exciting time to learn about our local nature. Join park naturalists on a family nature hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park on Sunda ...

HIke - Lute Fault

Where: Meet at the call box across from Thimble Trail on S-22 at Mile Marker 31.9 When: 3:00 p.m. (3 hours) Earthquake geology, local history and desert plant life will be the focus of this hik ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays at 9 am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. ...

Hike - Ghost Mountain

Where: Meet at the Blair Valley Entance When: 9:00 a.m. (3 hours) Join Brian and Susie Jones to experience the Marshal South story on a hike up Ghost Mountain. The hike is steep but relatively ...

Walk - Notice and Wonder

Where: Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Aleese Golding to explore Nature journaling. We'll observe the desert closely and record what we experience with ve ...

Walk - Desert Scents

Where: Meet at the Visitor Center Entrance When: 1:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy an essay stroll through the visitor center garden with Volunteer Naturalist Ingrid Coffin. Use your senses on this pla ...

Coffee with a Ranger

Where: Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. Please call the Visitor Center for more information at 760-393-3810. Sign ups for kayak tours are required 24 hours in advance (children must be 13 with ...

Nature Walk with Beverly

Where: Visitor Center When: 9:00 a.m. Please call the Visitor Center for more information at 760-393-3810. Sign ups for kayak tours are required 24 hours in advance (children must be 13 with a ...

Sonoma SHP - Seasonal Marshland Exploration

Explore the Seasonal Marshlands of the Park ~ Sunday, February 12, Noon-3:00pm -and- Saturday, February 25, Noon-3:00pm Bike Path, near the Vallejo Home, 363 3rd St West | Dave Duplantier (707) 938-9 ...

Evening Ranger Program

Where: Arroyo Salado Primitive Camp When: 7:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join Ranger Lauren for a program all about Tarantulas. Meet her at Arroyo Salado Primitive Camp . Please bring you own chair(s) ...

Walk - Tracking Walk

Where: Visitor Center Entrance When: 8:00 a.m. (3 hours) The desert is full of life, but most of it is hidden from the casual observer. Meet members of the San Diego Tracking Team at the entra ...

Snakes alive!

Saturday, February 25 from noon to 3 pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at ...

Old Cove Landing Coast Nature Walk

Saturday, February 4 at 11 am Saturday, February 18 at 11 am Saturday, February 25 at 11 am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Sign up at the Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Special program for children ages 7-12 only. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space i ...

Nature Walk

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, be it upland plant adaptations or the significance of our ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

3:30pm-4:30pm Kids can earn the California State Parks Junior Ranger badge! Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities, which may include walks, presentations, games, investigations ...

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a mag ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a mag ...

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left ...

Mushroom Hunt

Sunday, February 12 at 11 am Sunday, February 26 at 11 am Big Basin is home to many different species of fungi. Some look like our traditional pizza mushrooms, but others are wildly colored, s ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

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. This even ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Sunday, February 26 at 11 am Join Docent Peggy O’Shea on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral and redwoods. You’ll discuss forests, flowers ...

Photography and Ecology

Sunday, February 26 at 11 am Beginners to advanced photographers and nature enthusiasts alike are invited on an approximately 5 mile hike through towering redwoods and rare ancient marine deposits ...

Walk - Pictograph Trail

Where: Meet at teh entrance to the Blair Valley primitive camp. When: 9:00 a.m. ( 2.5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Judy Stewart on a moderate 3-mile round trip hike through a beautiful dese ...

Bird Watching Walk & Talk

Where: Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. Please call the Visitor Center for more information at 760-393-3810. Sign ups for kayak tours are required 24 hours in advance (children must be 13 with ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays at 9 am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. ...