Skip to main content

Stay up to date with what’s happening on the mountain!


Birds and Blossoms

Birds and Blossoms

Marin County Parks
Loma Alta Preserve
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 10am – 2pm

Birds and Blossoms

This walk is for ages 18 and up. The north slope of Loma Alta is always a fantastic destination for both birds and wildflowers. The serpentine habitat near the beginning of the road hosts a few rare plants and there is usually a very diverse and colorful bloom that lasts through late spring. The birds regularly seen here include lazuli buntings, horned larks, and grasshopper sparrows that should be quite active at this time caring for nearly or 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.'

High fire danger cancels: Call (415) 893-9527 after 8am on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message if cancelled. We request that no pets (except service animals) attend.

No registration is required.

Questions: Contact Shannon Burke at or (415) 893-9520.

Directions: Meet at the Big Rock trailhead in San Rafael., From Hwy 101 in San Rafael, take the exit for Lucas Valley Rd west approximately 5.5 miles (look for the big rock). The trailhead is on the north side of Lucas Valley Rd.
Sponsor: Parks