We’ve got three great trips for you this week that will help you see and save our imperiled neighbors:
- San Francisco Garter Snake Habitat Restoration. Thursday, February 11, 2010, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Come learn about Mori Point, see California red-legged frogs, and help restore habitat for the critically endangered San Francisco garter snake. Rain or shine so please come prepared to enjoy being outside. Snacks, gloves, and tools provided. Meeting spot is the Mori Point entrance gate located at the intersection of Bradford Way and Moris Point Road, Pacifica, CA 94044. Room for 20 people; all ages welcome. Please RSVP on the Wild Equity Institute’s website or click here. A carpool may be available from Fort Mason: for more information, please contact Price Sheppy at 415-561-3073.
- Sea Watch for Endangered Sea Creatures. Saturday, February 13, 2010, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Join local naturalists for a sea watch looking for Marbled Murrelet, California Sea Otter, and Steller Sea Lion. Because you never know…you might get lucky! Click here to RSVP. Meet at Louis’ Restaurant, 902 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, 94121, and then walk to the sea watch location. Be prepared for all weather conditions and some light hiking.
- Spotted Owls After Dark. Sunday, February 14, 2010, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.: After hours at Muir Woods when no one is around, hear the water in the creek, the gentle drops of redwood seeds on tanoak leaves, and learn how protecting nesting northern spotted owl led to the National Park Service’s efforts to preserve the natural soundscape of Muir Woods. Bring a flashlight, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes. Heavy rain cancels the trip. Meet at Muir Woods National Monument Visitor Center. Park entrances fees apply, but the trip is free. Reservations required; click here or call 415-388-2596.