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Junior Ranger Program

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hoo’s coming to dinner? Lets do some detective work to find out about the owl species at China Camp and what… or who… are their favorite foods. During this month’s program, Junior Rangers will have the opportunity to explore what these nocturnal creatures eat by dissecting *sterilized* owl pellets. Owls dont have any teeth, so when they eat a creature, they swallow it whole: fur, bones, everything. Because of this, undigested fur and bones get spit back out into little pellets, known as “owl pellets”. Join the fun as we use our scientific exploration tools to ID the remains to see what was in the owl’s dinner. 


Date: Sunday, November 12

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: China Camp Village Beach

Ages: ages 7 to 9 




Space is limited; reservations required.

Free (donations appreciated).

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

Cancellations notified via email.


Photo:Barn owl by Ian Davies | Macaulay Library


November 12
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.