Birds and Blooms of Loma Alta
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10am – 2pm
This walk is for ages 18 and up. The north slope of Loma Alta is always a fantastic destination for both birds and flowers. The serpentine habitat near the beginning of the road hosts a variety of wildflowers some of which last into early summer. The birds commonly found here include lazuli buntings, horned larks, and grasshopper sparrows that may be active at this time caring for newly fledged young. This fire road is a steady climb, but we’ll take it very slowly. We’ll find a shady place to enjoy lunch, and then descend before the afternoon heat. Remember to bring binoculars if you have them.
We request that no pets (except service animals) attend. No registration is required.
Extreme weather conditions cancel: Call (415) 473-6087 after 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message if cancelled.
Questions: Contact Shannon Burke at SBurke@marincounty.org.
Directions: From Hwy 101 in San Rafael, take the exit for Lucas Valley Rd west approximately 5.5 miles. Look for the big rock and roadside parking. Please don’t make a U-turn at the top. Drive beyond the crest and turn around in the big driveway just down the hill.