Amphibian Amble at Briones Park

Date:
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free - Reservations Required
Place:
Old Briones Road Trailhead, Briones Regional Park
Martinez, Contra Costa County

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 FlickrĀ 

Outing Leaders:
Ken Lavin
Debbie Klein
Total Distance:
This is a moderate hike of 5 miles with several hundred feet in elevation gain.
Weather Policy:

Rain cancels.

Where to Meet:

We’ll assemble at the trailhead for the Old Briones Trail at the end of Briones Road. There is a restroom at the trailhead.

Leaders Note:

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.

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