Join Greenbelt Alliance on a nature hike up Pine Canyon to view Castle Rock, nesting site of the world’s fastest bird, the Peregrine Falcon.
Once on the brink of extinction, Peregrines were reintroduced to the Castle Rock area a few decades ago. Now, a pair is getting ready to nest in the dramatic sandstone pinnacles. Naturalist Staci Hobbet will describe the falcon’s natural history, this year’s nesting site, the many challenges the “wanderers” still face, and what is being done locally to assist them. Our hike up the Canyon follows an historic stagecoach road and passes the enigmatic “China Wall” of Mount Diablo.
Photo: Aero Pixels via Flickr
We’ll assemble at the staging area for Castle Rock Regional Park at the end of Castle Rock Road in Walnut Creek.
Bring water, lunch, binoculars, dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Bring hiking poles if you normally use them. For more information email Ken Lavin or call him at (415)543-6771 x321.