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Upcoming Events at All Parks in May, 2015

Int’l Migratory Bird Day

8:30 am to 2:00pm Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 619-575-3613 Event Schedule can be found at: http://trnerr.org/imbd Free Family Event! ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, be i ...

Columbis SHP - Gold Rush Days

Time: 1 to 4pm Occurs the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 4pm. Many special exhibits are open and hands-on activities are led by volunteers in period attire throughout the afternoon. ...

Petaluma Adobe Living History Day

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park invites you to celebrate the Petaluma Adobe Living History Day. The event means family fun as the 1840's Mexican California era comes to life outside the two story ...

Redwood Loop Walk at Big Basin

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm (except only at 11 am on Sunday, May 10 for Mothers Day) Monday, May 25 at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are th ...

Rancho del Oso Wildflower Walk

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm. Call (831)427-2288. Wildflower Walk Sa ...

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike!

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Sunday, May 3 at Noon Saturday, May 9 at Noon Sunday, May 10 at Noon Sunday, May 17 at Noon Saturday, May 23 at Noon Monday, May 25 at Noon Sunday, May 31 at Noon Exp ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, May 2 at 11 am Saturday, May 9 at 11 am Saturday, May 16 at 11 am Saturday, May 30 at 11 am On these 2 hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Wildflower Walk at Butano State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 11 am Celebrate Mother’s Day with a walk along the trails of Butano State Park with Volunteer Naturalist Scott Peden. This is a slowly paced walk with time to discover and identify p ...

Rancho del Oso Nature Wander

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm. Call (831)427-2288. Nature Wander Sunda ...

Mount Diablo SP - Public Open House

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Danville Veteran’s Memorial Building 400 Hartz Avenue, Danville CA 94526 California State Parks will be hosting two open house meetings to receive comment ...

Mount Diablo SP - Public Open House

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Centre Concord 5298 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521 California State Parks will be hosting two open house meetings to receive comments from the public reg ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, May 2 at 11 am Saturday, May 9 at 11 am Saturday, May 16 at 11 am Saturday, May 30 at 11 am On these 2 hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Bird Walk

Meet at the Gazebo on the third Saturday of the month from 8 am to 9 am. These walks will enlighten your senses to the sights, sounds and variety of birds that call this area home.

"The Tramp and the Roughrider"

A Special Event! “The Tramp and the Roughrider” Saturday, May 16 at 2 pm Mountain Parks Foundation, in cooperation with California State Parks, invites you to a living history presentation featur ...

Wildflower Walk!

Wildflower Walk! Saturday, May 16 at 10 am Sunday, May 17 at 10 am On this guided walk learn to identify many of Big Basins flowering plants. This is a slow paced walk with time to discover and identi ...

Wildflower Walk!

Wildflower Walk! Saturday, May 16 at 10 am Sunday, May 17 at 10 am On this guided walk learn to identify many of Big Basins flowering plants. This is a slow paced walk with time to discover and identi ...

Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walk

Every 1st, and 3rd Sunday 3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their yearly m ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

2nd Annual Chaw'se Day

Open to the public this event welcomes spring in the Native American tradition. There will be singing, dancing, games, crafts, food and more. Please join us for this wonderful celebration. The ...

Campfire Programs at Big Basin

Saturday, May 23 at 7 pm Sunday, May 24 at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of th ...

Junior Rangers at Big Basin

Saturday, May 23 at 3 pm Sunday, May 24 at 3 pm Monday, May 25 at 11 am Saturday, May 30 at 3 pm Sunday, May 31 at 11 am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skill ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Saturday, May 23 at 4:30 pm Sunday, May 24 at 4:30 pm Monday, May 25 at 10 am Saturday, May 30 at 4:30 pm Sunday, May 31 at 10 am This fun program is for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Prete ...

Coffee Talk at Big Basin

Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, May 23 from 9 am to Noon Monday, May 25 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot choco ...

Here Comes the Sun!

Here Comes the Sun! Saturday, May 23 from 11 am to 1 pm Come to the Campfire Center and look through a solar telescope at the Sun. You'll see sunspots, solar prominences and other features of our clos ...

Rancho del Oso Wildflower Walk

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm. Call (831)427-2288. Wildflower Walk Sa ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, be i ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Campfire Programs at Big Basin

Saturday, May 23 at 7 pm Sunday, May 24 at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of th ...

Coffee Talk at Big Basin

Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, May 23 from 9 am to Noon Monday, May 25 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot choco ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, May 2 at 11 am Saturday, May 9 at 11 am Saturday, May 16 at 11 am Saturday, May 30 at 11 am On these 2 hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of ...

Snakes Alive!

Saturday, May 30 from 12 pm to 3 pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, and hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Old Lodge, across the st ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...