Life of China Camp’s Birds Credit: Jim Mullhaupt | BayNature.org Join April’s Jr. Ranger program as we take a look at the springtime activities of some amazing birds that can be found within China Camp’s oak woodland and bay shoreline. We will be on the lookout for hummingbirds, large raptors,... Read more »
Photo: Dean Latray/Macaulay Library April lies within the heart of the Bay Area’s spring bird migration. This month, we will be on the lookout for Allen's hummingbirds, who are currently passing through our region on their way to nesting sites along the coast. With luck, we may also see... Read more »
Get ready for an evening packed with celestial delights. Our hike will lead us to a spectacular viewpoint, where we will watch the rise of April’s “Pink Moon,” so-called for the pink phlox flowers that bloom in spring. We may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the... Read more »
Join us for this month’s Naturalist Book Club as we discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning fictional book, Anthill: A Novel by the late biologist and author, E.O. Wilson. The story offers a creative apologue of Wilson’s theory of biophilia, which suggests that humans desire and seek out deep connections with other... Read more »
There will be a large mountain biking event at Miwok Meadows on May 7 from 8am to 4pm. Expect increased trail use by mountain bikers during the event. For more information, go to the Ales & Trails website.
There will be a large mountain biking event at Miwok Meadows on May 7 from 8am to 4pm. Expect increased trail use by mountain bikers during the event. For more information, go to the Bike4Buckelew website.
Want to find out what makes China Camp tick? Got your own ideas on ways to enjoy and improve the park? Join our annual community meeting to learn about Friends of China Camp's successes--and challenges-- over the past year. Get a peek into the year ahead, and share your own... Read more »
Photo: Red-shouldered hawk by Eric Keith/Macaulay Library Ospreys, red-tailed hawks, eagles, and owls are only a few of the birds of prey that call China Camp home. Junior Rangers will have a chance to learn more about these beautiful and diverse creatures, including what it means to “fly like an... Read more »
Photo: Stephen Schupp Join us for a viewing of two spectacular celestial events in one night: a full-moon rise and a full lunar eclipse. We will hike to a promontory with superb vistas of the San Pablo Bay to view this breathtaking and unique double event. We will leave... Read more »
Photo credit: Paul Fenwick | Macaulay Library May is the perfect time to listen for the sweet call of one of the park’s year-round residents, the chestnut-backed chickadee. When potential predators—or hikers or bikers—draw close to nests (usually located in tree cavities), mating pairs may call back and forth with... Read more »
Join us to discuss Oliver Milman’s new book, The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World. The book offers a creative apologue of Wilson’s theory of biophilia, which suggests that humans desire and seek out deep connections with other species and the natural world. Read... Read more »
Be a part of something special at China Camp State Park. Join other volunteers to take part in the American Hiking Association’s National Trails Day, a day of service for hometown trails and the people who love them. Help spiff up our trails, then relax with lunch provided by Friends of... Read more »