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Alum Rock Park

Sunday, November 03, 2019
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alum Rock Park
Alum Rock Park, Penitencia Creek Road, San Jose, CA, USA

Located within the Alum Rock Canyon in the foothills of the Diablo Range, this park is California’s oldest municipal park. Habitats include chaparral, riparian, mixed forests, grasslands, and rocky terrain. We will look for Great Horned Owl, Hermit Thrush, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, California Thrasher, Acorn Woodpeckers, raptors, and more. 3 miles, dirt trails, some hills

(Note: This is the first day after the end of Daylight Saving Time. Don't forget to turn your clocks back.)

Meet: far end of Rustic Lands Parking lot

Bill Pelletier, (408) 644-5583, and Kitty O’Neil

Google Plus Code: “95VP+JH San Jose, California”  (paste code, city, and state into Google maps)

Directions: From US-101 or I-680 take McKee Rd northeast toward hills then left on Toyon Ave, right on Penitencia Creek Rd, and continue into park for about 0.7 miles. Meet at the far end of Rustic Lands parking lot (free).

Facilities: yes

Parking fees: no

For all trips: Contact the trip leader or email with questions. Beginners welcome. Heavy rain cancels. Carpool if possible. Bring binoculars. No unaccompanied minors.

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