Field trips May 2017

Saturday, May 27, 9:30 am, Friends of Albany Hill for the last Saturday of the month work party
Location to be announced. Gloves and tools provided but bring a favorite weeding tool if you like. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and long sleeves recommended. For more info:

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, 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
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