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BAO's Virtual Walking Tours

Join us for virtual tours of Santa Clara County's open spaces while learning about Silicon Valley's rich culture, history and wildlife.
IMPORTANT: To view the videos in High Definition, you need to click on the arrow to play, then open the video to full screen by clicking on the square at the bottom right hand corner of the video image, click the gear icon (settings) and choose quality and 1080p HD.



AUGUST 2020 HISTORY & WILDLIFE TOUR OF RAVENSWOOD OPEN SPACE PRESERVE

Join us for an outdoor exploration of Ravenswood Open Space Preserve! Perched on the western shores of the San Francisco Bay in East Palo Alto, this preserve features raised redwood boardwalks and observation decks for easy viewing of sensitive wetlands, bird watching or watching the tide roll away. We will discuss the history of the restored salt marshes, the resident and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl it attracts, varied flora this habitat supports and how to easily identify the birds one might find here. Next, we will journey out on the easy access levee trails for an up-close view of the native plants and birds found in the restored tidal marsh wetlands and shoreline. This program is hosted by Bay Area Older Adults and our partner Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.



JUNE 2020 WILDLIFE TOUR OF UVAS CANYON COUNTY PARK

Join us for a walking tour of Uvas Canyon County Park and explore the natural beauty of the rugged Santa Cruz mountains. This park is known for its six waterfalls, some of which flow perennially and its sprawling, dense redwood forest. We begin with a live, interactive discussion of the wildlife that inhabits this remote park, living mostly undisturbed by human activity. Next, we will follow Uvas Creek trail which meanders along Uvas Creek and by Lower Falls, exploring the most scenic areas of the park where we will meet some unique birds and butterflies and a lizard with a bright blue tail that are native to this habitat. To view the videos in High Definition, you need to click on the arrow to play, then open the video to full screen by clicking on the square at the bottom right hand corner of the video image, click the gear icon (settings) and choose quality and 1080p HD.



JULY 2020 BIRDING AND HISTORY AT SHORELINE PARK

Join us for a walk at Shoreline Park in Mountain View which covers a little history of the historic Rengstorff House and tracking down birds that make their home along Shoreline Lake, Shoreline Slough and Charleston Slough. Click on the image to watch the 10 minute video. To view the videos in High Definition, you need to click on the arrow to play, then open the video to full screen by clicking on the square at the bottom right hand corner of the video image, click the gear icon (settings) and choose quality and 1080p HD.



JUNE 2020 SANBORN COUNTY PARK REDWOODS WALK

See and hear birds, and learn about the redwoods, geology and plants of Sanborn County park that is home to a Coast Redwoods and Coast Live Oak forest. Click on the image to watch the 12 minute video. To view the videos in High Definition, you need to click on the arrow to play, then open the video to full screen by clicking on the square at the bottom right hand corner of the video image, click the gear icon (settings) and choose quality and 1080p HD.



MAY 2020 LITTLE UVAS CREEK OPEN SPACE PRESERVE NATURALIST HIKE

Click on the image to watch a 14 minute video of the wildlife found around the ponds of this private preserve including butterflies, dragonflies, birds, flowers and other native plants. To view the videos in High Definition, you need to click on the arrow to play, then open the video to full screen by clicking on the square at the bottom right hand corner of the video image, click the gear icon (settings) and choose quality and 1080p HD.



MAY 2020 SANTA TERESA COUNTY PARK STILES RANCH TRAILHEAD WILDFLOWER HIKE

Click on the image to watch an 12 minute video of the wildlife and views from a hike on the Stiles Ranch, Mine and Fortini Trails. We saw lots of rare wildflowers, valley oaks, serpentine rocks, an army of ants, a butterfly, ground squirrel and tarantula caves along with views of Mt. Umunhum and the hills of Rancho San Vicente. To view the videos in High Definition, you need to click on the arrow to play, then open the video to full screen by clicking on the square at the bottom right hand corner of the video image, click the gear icon (settings) and choose quality and 1080p HD.



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