Park Events

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April

Wildflower and Pollinator Walk
Saturday, April 13
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join naturalists Dan, also known as the “bee guy”, and Leslie as we stroll up Mitchell Canyon Road, with a few side trips to see the emerging flowers. We will also hear about the native bees, flies, spiders, and bugs that inhabit those wildflowers. This is about a four mile walk with a few hundred feet in elevation gain. Bring liquids & snack. Dress for the weather. Rain cancels.
Reservations required. For reservations and information contact onesuperhiker@aol.com. Park entry fee: $6 per vehicle/$5 for seniors - exact change only or pay on the Yodel app. There is no fee for the program. Meets: in front of the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center (96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton). Presented by California State Parks.

MDIA 50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, April 13
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (MDIA) the nonprofit that supports Mount Diablo State Park. Join the MDIA Board of Directors in a celebration of 50 years! Kids and adults alike will enjoy live animals and birds of prey, a treasure hunt, fun games and giveaways, guided wildflower walks and so much more! So bring yourself, your kids, your grandkids, and anyone else who wants to spend a beautiful day on the mountain learning about all things natural in Mount Diablo State Park! Park entry fee: $6 per vehicle/$5 for seniors - exact change only or pay on the Yodel app. There is no fee for the program. Meets: in front of the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center (96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton). Presented by MDIA.

Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms
Wednesday, April 17
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us in Mount Diablo State Park’s stunning Mitchell Canyon on an exploration for All That Begins with B and Beyond – birds, butterflies, blooms and more!  We'll hike for about 3 to 4 miles with little elevation gain and enjoy nature's beautiful display along the way. Bring water, snacks, and binoculars if you have them. The walk is about 3 miles with some elevation gain.
Reservations required. For reservations and information contact onesuperhiker@aol.com. Park entry fee: $6 per vehicle/$5 for seniors - exact change only or pay on the Yodel app. There is no fee for the program. Meets: in front of the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center (96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton). Presented by California State Parks.

Trees that Talk??
Sunday, April 21
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on a guided hike, as we learn why trees and plants are like human families. Learn about groundbreaking scientific discoveries that teach us how tree families live together with their children, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and even warn each other of impending dangers. Can trees learn? Can trees and plants communicate and help each other? Discover the answers to these questions and much more! This is about a three and a half mile walk with a few hundred feet in elevation gain. Bring liquids & snack. Dress for the weather. Rain cancels. 
For reservations and information contact sharon.peterson@parks.ca.gov. Park entry fee: $10 per vehicle. There is no fee for the program. Meets: Oak Knoll Picnic Area. Presented by California State Parks.