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Folger Stable Speaker Series: Secrets of the Oak Woodlands

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

Update: Event Sold Out, email info@HuddartWunderlichFriends.org to get on waitlist.

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.

Weekday Hike with the Friends

Wed. June 19, 2019 9:15 am - 11:00 am

Meet at Wunderlich Park. This five mile hike goes from the parking lot to the meadow via the Alambique Tr. and returns on the Bear Gulch Tr. The distance is 5 miles with an elevation gain of about 500 ft. and is rated moderate. No dogs. Bring water and a snack. Toilet available at the parking lot but not beyond. Hike leaves the parking lot located at 4040 Woodside Rd. Hike leader is Tom Davids

Sunset Hike with the Friends

Wed. June 19, 2019 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy the wonders of nature on an early evening, docent-led hike. Join us for a rare opportunity to discover evening grazers, birds and bats setting in for the night, night-blooming flowers and so much more. Wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt and closed toed shoes. Bring water. $6 parking fee. Strollers not recommended. Meet at Huddart Park in the parking lot just past the entry gate at the head of the Chickadee Trail. Hosted by the Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks: https://www.huddartwunderlichfriends.org/

Sunset Hike with the Friends

Wed. July 10, 2019 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy the wonders of nature on an early evening, docent-led hike. Join us for a rare opportunity to discover evening grazers, birds and bats setting in for the night, night-blooming flowers and so much more. Wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt and closed toed shoes. Bring water. $6 parking fee. Strollers not recommended. $6 parking fee. Meet at Huddart Park in the Zwierlein area near the restrooms. Hosted by the Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks: https://www.huddartwunderlichfriends.org/

Sunset Hike with the Friends

Wed. July 24, 2019 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy the wonders of nature on an early evening, docent-led hike. Join us for a rare opportunity to discover evening grazers, birds and bats setting in for the night, night-blooming flowers and so much more. Wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt and closed toed shoes. Bring water. $6 parking fee. Strollers not recommended. $6 parking fee. Meet at Huddart Park in the parking lot just past the entry gate at the head of the Chickadee Trail. Hosted by the Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks: https://www.huddartwunderlichfriends.org/

Sunset Hike with the Friends

Wed. August 14, 2019 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy the wonders of nature on an early evening, docent-led hike. Join us for a rare opportunity to discover evening grazers, birds and bats setting in for the night, night-blooming flowers and so much more. Wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt and closed toed shoes. Bring water. $6 parking fee. Strollers not recommended. $6 parking fee. Meet at Huddart Park in the Zwierlein area near the restrooms. Hosted by the Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks: https://www.huddartwunderlichfriends.org/