Amphibian Amble at Briones Park
Valentine’s Day is still a couple of weeks away, but love is already in the air, or at least in the ponds.
With the coming of winter rains, Briones Park newts make their way from summer hideouts to ponds and creeks, where they mate and lay eggs. Our route takes us past newt filled lagoons where we will view these amorous amphibians “in action” and learn their fascinating natural history. It may be a bit early for flowers, but we will stop to smell the mushrooms along the trail.
Photo: National Park Service via Flickr
We’ll assemble at the trailhead for the Old Briones Trail at the end of Briones Road. There is a restroom at the trailhead.
Bring water, snacks, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. Be prepared for mud. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.