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Family Nature Walk at Turtle Back

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Mother and toddler walk along N. San Pedro Road near Shoreline Trail at China Camp State Park by Harriot Manley

What tiny mouse can drink salt water? How does an egret keep from sinking into the mud? Why do madrone trees shed their red bark? Discover the secrets of the marsh and forests of China Camp State Park during this engaging family-friendly hike. Moms and dads with nature-loving kids will join nature guide Harriot Manley for a gentle ramble along our newly resurfaced Turtle Back Nature Trail. We’ll learn why our salt-marshes are so important, how they help keep our bay and ocean healthy, and what amazing plants and animals live there. We’ll also keep an eye out for forest birds like Cooper’s hawks and clownish acorn woodpeckers. Curiosity and wonder will be our guide.

 

Date: Saturday, August 28
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Walking difficulty: Easy; 3/4 mile
Ages: 7 and up with parent or guardian.

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited.
Reservations are required.
Location details emailed to you when you register.
Free (donations appreciated).

Questions?
Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org
or call (415) 456-0766.
You will be notified of cancellations via email.

 

Photo credit: Harriot Manley

Details

Date:
August 28, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 11:15 am

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.