February 3 – April 21
10 AM – 12 PM
FREE – Open to all ages
San Lorenzo River (various locations)
This series of FREE walks hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Coastal Watershed Council aims to connect our community with the San Lorenzo River. The San Lorenzo River watershed is home to you and me, AND all sorts of birds and bugs, fish and fungus, plants and amphibians. Learn about the wildlife that lives in and along the river during the 2nd Annual Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series!
Join expert birders, wildlife specialists, and fisheries biologists on guided walks along the river, to learn and connect with this beautiful natural resource in our own back yards. At the culmination of these walks we will celebrate Earth Day with a citizen science “BioBlitz” to capture biodiversity data along the river.
The following tours alternate between locations in the upper and lower watershed. On the registration page (hosted by CWC), you will find more information and locations for each tour:
- February 3 – Becoming Naturalists. Great for families! Location: Highlands Park
- February 10 – Birds of the lower San Lorenzo River. Great for families! Location: Riverwalk, Santa Cruz
- February 17 – The River through Time. Location: Junction Park
- February 24 – Fungus Among Us
- March 3 – Listen and Learn: Bird Language on the San Lorenzo. Location: Quail Hollow Ranch.
- March 10 – Amphibians and Climate Change. Location: Riverwalk, Santa Cruz
- March 17 – Sandhills and the San Lorenzo* Following the State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium at the Zayante Fire House
- March 24 – TBD
- March 31 – San Lorenzo Salmonid Habitats. Location: Henry Cowell State Park
- April 7 – NO WALK – Spring Break
- April 14 – Bringing Stickleback!
- April 21: Special Earth Day Bio Blitz. Location: Riparian corridor behind the Tannery.
This series is sponsored in part by the San Lorenzo Valley Water District and Clif Bar Family Foundation
We are happy to welcome speakers and collaborators from Santa Cruz County Parks, and many other wonderful local organizations that share our goals of connecting people with the river.