Lake Del Valle Nature Journal Field Trip with John Muir Laws

Sunday Jul 29 2018   10:00 AM
Del Valle Regional Park - East Shore Trail Trailhead  7000 Del Valle Rd, Livermore, CA  map

A walk along Lake Del Valle, sketching, and exploring nature with friends. We will look for birds and practice quick field sketches. Bring a daypack with binoculars*, a spotting scope if you have one, your favorite journaling supplies, a bird book (Sibley’s is the best), water, sunscreen, hat, a bowl, and spoon, and a potluck treat to share at lunch.The program is wheelchair accessible and is open to all ages and ability levels.

Directions: From Interstate 580 in Alameda County, exit Central Livermore/North Livermore Avenue (exit 52B). Drive south on North Livermore, which turns into South Livermore, passes through downtown, makes a sharp left curve, and turns into Tesla Road (about 3.5 miles from 580). Just past the curve, look for the brown “Parks” sign and turn right onto Mines Road. Drive about 3.5 miles, at which point Mines Road veers left. Follow the brown parks signs, and stay straight on Del Valle Road about another 3.5 miles to the park entrance kiosk, on the right side of the road. Park in the lot near the East Swim Beach and walk north (to the right) to the East Shore Trail Trailhead near the snack bar and marina. Meet at the East Shore Trail Trailhead.

No registration necessary. $20 suggested donation.

*If you do not have binoculars, Jack will bring Pentax Papillio 8.5s for purchase. You may bring cash or preorder online here. If you preorder, use the coupon code “donotship” to avoid shipping costs.

John Muir LawsJohn Muir Laws is a naturalist, educator, and artist, with degrees in conservation and resource studies from the University of California, Berkeley; in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; and in scientific illustration from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a 2010 Audubon TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow and has received the Terwilliger Environmental Award for outstanding service in environmental education. Visit his website at