Join SVC Botany docents for an educational hike among the oaks. We will meet at Eagle Camp Corral at 6:15, then promptly at 6:30am we will hike out into the Blue Oak Woodland on the North side of Latrobe Road. Depending on results from scouting trips and recent bird sighting we will either head up Crevis Creek or down slope into the Interior Live Oak Forest. The usual suspects include Oak Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, House and Bewick’s Wrens, Black Phoebe, Acorn, Nuttal’s and Lewis’s Woodpeckers, Northern Flicker and Western Meadowlark. Red-tailed Hawk and Turkey Vulture are typically overhead. In recent years there have been routine sightings of Band-tailed Pigeons. Ash-throated Flycatchers and Western Kingbird should have arrived by now as well.
This is a cross country trek, in usually wet grass with shallow rivulet crossings. Mute toned clothing please and no stark white. Bring your binoculars and scope. Docents will have at least one scope for the group. Bring water and a snack. Sunrise 6:29 am. *The make-up rain date for this hike is Saturday, April 29th.