Join us for upcoming events and programs in the parks.

Weekday Hike with the Friends

Wed. March 27, 2019 9:00 am

Enjoy great views as you explore the upper reaches of Wunderlich from Skyline Blvd. down to the cross road and return. This hike is about 5 miles with an elevation gain of 500 ft. Meet at the El Corte de Madera parking lot located on the west side of Skyline Blvd. 3.3 miles north of the intersection of Hwy. 84 and Skyline Blvd. Toilets in the parking lot but not beyond. No dogs. Bring water and snack. This hike is rated moderate and leaves the parking lot at 9am sharp. Dennis Ruby is the hike leader.

Speaker Series: Wunderlich Park Native Habitat Restoration Project

Sun. April 14, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come learn about the native habitat restoration project that will take place in Wunderlich Park this spring and summer. Non-native eucalyptus trees planted long ago in Wunderlich Park have aggressively spread, disrupting the natural ecology by crowding out native vegetation. Large stands of these trees, like those at Wunderlich, are prone to being wind-thrown and have highly flammable bark resin that creates and intensifies wildfire hazards. Learn about the native habitat restoration plan and engage in Q&A at this session.

This event will feature planners and forest managers, including: Christina Ellsworth (Senior Land Planner, PG&E), Todd McMahon (Registered Professional Forester), and Dan Krug (County Arborist)

Please note this event DOES NOT take place at Wunderlich Park. Location is offsite due to facility construction.

Folger Stable Speaker Series: Secrets of the Oak Woodlands

Sun. June 16, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

California’s oak woodlands are home to an array of extraordinarily diverse and fascinating plants and animals. As Kate Marianchild shares stories about the intimate lives of some of her favorite species species, we will crawl with her though woodrat houses, undulate in mating balls with newts, gaze at the sky through the third eye of a lizard, and pollinate manzanita in Middle C with bumblebees. Kate’s book Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks, is a bestselling classic of California nature writing that has awakened thousands of Californians to the wonders of our oak woodlands. Kate’s book and close focus binoculars will be available for purchase.

About the Speaker:

Kate Marianchild is the author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, an award-winning bestseller that weaves scientific facts, stories, and humor into fascinating portraits of twenty-two animals and plants of California’s oak woodlands. Kate speaks and leads walks throughout California as well as Mendocino County , where she makes her home. In her free time she sings, swims, and watches everything that flies, runs, crawls, burrows, or blooms. For more information  www.katemarianchild.com.