Field Trips

Field Trips

Listing of Madrone field trips in Sonoma County and the North Bay, plus other upcoming events.

General Information for All Events

The field trips are free, open to the public and suitable for all levels of interest. No sign-up is required. Bring your binoculars, field guide, liquids, plus lunch for full-day trips; wear layered clothing, hats, and sun protection. Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots recommended. Heavy rain cancels the walks unless otherwise indicated. Prior notification of attendance is not required. Participants of all experience levels are welcome and may join or leave the group at any time during the day.

Summer 2022 Outings

Thursday, June 9th
There will be no walk.

Thursday, June 23, 8:30 – 10:30 AM Leader:  Janet Bosshard
Ellis Creek Ponds, Petaluma. From Hwy 101 south, get off at Hwy 116 left on Lakeville Hwy, turn right on S. McDowell Blvd.  Right turn on Cypress Drive and follow to end through the gates.  Park near the restrooms.  Please contact Janet if any questions at (707) 526-5883.

Thursday, July 14
There will be no walk.

Thursday, July 28, 8:30- 10:30 AM Leader:  Janet Bosshard
West County Trail, near Forestville, between Graton and Forestville. Traveling north on Highway 116, turn left on Ross Station Rd. The parking lot will be on your left. We will walk the path to the sewer ponds and back.  Please contact Janet if any questions at (707) 526-5883.

Thursday, August 11, 8:30 – 10:30 AM Leader:  Janet Bosshard
Helen Putnam Regional Park, Petaluma, 411 Chileno Valley Rd.  Park permit is required. We will walk the asphalt path, to the top of the park and beyond if the group would like.  Please contact Janet if any questions at (707) 526-5883.

Thursday, August 25th, 8:30 – 10:30 AM Leader:  Janet Bosshard
Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, 1600 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Meet on the corner of Pacific Ave. and McDonald Ave. (First Presbyterian Church) for street parking. We will then walk north to the entrance of the cemetery. There is always a variety of birds and native plants to see. Please be prompt to walk with the group.  Please call Janet if any questions at (707) 526-5883.

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