Field Trips

Mojave National Preserve 8 day trip

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 8:00 AM

Kelso Depot Visitor Center
Kelso-cima road Kelso, CA

7 Members Went

April 29th – May 6th. Carpool from Bay area Morning of April 29. Meet at Kelso Depot Visitor Center Parking lot 9 am April 30.Note: Pets are not permitted on this trip.To reduce negative impacts on the ecosystems we will visit, I ask that people clean their shoes of all seeds, and remove inserts, and any seeds under them, and disinfect shoes sole…

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Sunday, May 14, 10 am at Ayala Cove or as near thereafter as ferry arrival allows–Angel Island
This is the return field trip promised after our “mad dogs and Englishmen” trip around the perimeter road last fall. This trip will go more uphill than perimeter, the better to scope out the coastal prairie and late spring flowers coming back in the blue gum removal zone. For more information e-mail

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 9:45, Briones – Blue Oak and Spengler Trails
Briones, staging area at Gloria Terrace /Reliez Valley Rd.
1942 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette, CA
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Sunday, May 21, 10 am Hillside Natural Area Festival in El Cerrito-main event next to the city recycling area
I will be leading a relatively short hike, starting from the stairs at the Madera Open Space, but other guided tours
I will take in both flora and fauna.

Saturday, May 27, field trip to Falls Trail–Mount Diablo State Park
Gregg Weber will be starting from the Rialto Drive trailhead at 9:45 am. If you want to carpool from Orinda BART,
then please go to to let us know in advance.

Please note the BART will close its tracks between Lake Merritt and Fruitvale stations on the weekends of May 13-14 and May 27-29. Trains still run, but past closures have slowed north-south travel.

Janet Gawthrop