|Posted by Shirley on October 2, 2014 at 10:50 PM|
The Pack Hike for October will be the Sycamore Grove trail (Wetmore Entrance).
$6 parking fee.
Every inch of this park is alive with life - in the air, in the grass, even in puddles. Begin your search for signs of wildlife at the Wetmore Road entrance. Follow the paved path until you come to the first sign designating the Nature Area. Turn left onto the broad trail that crosses the usually dry Arroyo. Follow this nature trail through the sycamore grove until you reach the park boundary. While you are here, be sure to pause often and listen for the sounds of reptiles and rodents in the grass. If you are lucky and very patient you might even see an animal. Near the wet areas be sure to look for great blue herons. Don't forget to look up.
Cross the bridge and return to the park entrance via the paved path. Insects are very visible as they cross the road. Be sure to take your time and appreciate beetles, grasshoppers and ants up close. Don't forget: no collecting.
Date: Sunday October 5th, 2014
Meeting Time: 10:00 am
Meeting Location: 1041 Wetmore Rd. Entrance Parking Lot
Hiking time: Hike will last about 3 - 4 hours
What to Bring: Snack, water, sunscreen, hat, closed-toe shoes
Note: Suggested Age for this hike is Tigers to Webelos
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Alberto Kralj @ [email protected]