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WildCare Family Adventures

Enjoy a day out in nature with the family. WildCare naturalists will lead fun family programs full of discovery. We’ll look for butterflies, flowers, birds, and much more.

WildCare Aventuras Familiares-- Pulse aquí para obtener información en español

River Otters at Las Gallinas. Photo by Trish Carney
River Otters. Photo by Trish Carney trishcarney.com
Juvenile California Brown Pelicans. Photo by Tom Grey
Photo by Tom Grey

Rodeo Lagoon Family Hike

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

Explore the trail around Rodeo Lagoon and look for egrets, brown pelicans, and the elusive river otters. We’ll also go to the beach where we can look for shells, jellyfish and more.
Meet at the Marin Headlands Visitors Center 948 Fort Barry Chapel, Sausalito, CA 94965  (At Bunker Rd. and Field Rd) Carpooling is encouraged!!!

Wildcare provides free shuttle service from the canal area of San Rafael, but you must book a space for each family member.
To reserve space in the van, call Marco ASAP at 415-453-1000 ext. 19 or directly at 415-205-7771.
For the shuttle, meet in the parking lot across from Canal Alliance 91 Larkspur at 9:15 am.

Directions:  From 101 Take  Alexander Ave. to Danes Rd.(Toward Marin Headlands)  Go through the tunnel— you are now on Bunker Rd. Follow Bunker Rd. for approximately 3 miles. Ignore various forks to the left, always bearing to the right to make sure you stay on Bunker Rd. You will see the visitor’s center on your left, which was formerly a chapel.

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 Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival

Birding by the Bay

Sunday, April 27, 2014  10:00 am

Join WildCare’s Family Adventures and the Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival (click to learn more) and explore the oak woodlands at the edge of San Pablo Bay in Novato. Look for a variety of songbirds, hawks, and waterfowl who call this park home. We’ll also look for butterflies patrolling the trails along with wildflowers and other spring wildlife. 

WildCare Family Adventures are led both in English and Spanish. Families with children and beginner birders are encouraged to attend. Meet at the Bahia trailhead near the end of Bahia Dr. in Novato.

Wildcare provides free shuttle service from the canal area of San Rafael, but you must book a space for each family member.
To reserve space in the van, call Marco ASAP at 415-453-1000 ext. 19 or directly at 415-205-7771.
For the shuttle, meet in the parking lot across from Canal Alliance 91 Larkspur at 9:15 am.

Directions: From Hwy 101 in Novato take exit 463 for Atherton Ave. east approximately 1 mile. Turn left onto Bugeia Ln, which turns into Bahia Dr.  Follow Bahia Dr. for approximately 0.5 miles. Trailhead is on the left before the end of the Bahia Dr.

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Tobi with redwood tree

Let’s Celebrate Migratory Birds with Muir Woods National Monument

Saturday, May 10, 2014  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stroll around Redwood Creek in search of migratory birds such as Wilson’s Warblers and Violet-green Swallows, then join Muir Woods’ Annual International Migratory Bird Day Celebration with family activities designed to explore the wonderful world of migratory birds.

Meet at overflow parking lot at Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley.

Wildcare provides free shuttle service from the canal area of San Rafael, but you must book a space for each family member.
To reserve space in the van, call Marco ASAP at 415-453-1000 ext. 19 or directly at 415-205-7771.
For the shuttle, meet in the parking lot across from Canal Alliance 91 Larkspur at 9:15 am.

Directions: Take Highway 101 South
Take the Stinson Beach/Mill Valley Exit
Follow the signs to Highway 1
Follow the signs to Muir Woods

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Bobcat. Photo by Trish Carney
Photo by Trish Carney trishcarney.com

Tennessee Valley Family Hike

Saturday, May 24, 2014  10:00 am - noon

Look for clues that will reveal the identity of some of the animals that call Tennessee Valley home. We may find evidence of Gray Fox, deer, coyote, bobcat, wild turkey, Red-tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl. We may even spy some River Otters in the pond.

Meet at the Tennessee Valley parking lot.

Directions: From Highway 101 either direction

Take the Mill Valley / Stinson Beach / Hwy. 1 exit
Follow Shoreline Hwy. until you see the Tennessee Valley Road sign
The turn off will be on the left. Follow the road to the parking area at the trailhead.

Programs offered in collaboration with the Canal Alliance, San Rafael, CA. Visit them online at www.canalalliance.org.



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