Join us for a thoughtful stroll at Hellyer County Park while we look for, see and learn about the insects that live in the area around and in Cottonwood Lake and Coyote Creek such as damselflies, moths, backswimmers, scuds, beetles, and the variety of insects that live on the leaves and stems of our oak trees including colorful, textured and differently shaped gall wasps. The walk will be led by an entomologist. We will end our journey with a bring your own picnic lunch. Photo by Ron Horii.
Henry W. Coe State Park is the largest state park in northern California and protects and preserves 87,000 acres of scenic hills and mountain ridges in the Diablo Mountain Range. We take a leisurely walk on the flat and wide old ranch road called Hunting Hollow Trail. Along the way, a Henry Coe docent will teach us about the history and nature of the park as we walk along and cross the dry creekbed. Late Spring wildflowers may still be in bloom. We will visit the endlessly peaceful and vibrant fish pond where we may find endangered pond turtles, newts, hummingbirds, quail, jays and woodpeckers. We end the day with a picnic lunch in the shade. This special program is hosted in partnership with Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee. Photo by Yathin S Krishnappa, CC BY-SA 3.0
Stay cool this summer with a shady walk in the redwoods, an outdoor lunch with a cool beach breeze and a visit with local artists.