East Bay: Peregrine Falcon Wander
Take wing on a nature hike to view the cliffs and caves of Castle Rock, nesting site of the Peregrine Falcon, fastest animal on Earth.
In 1950, Peregrine Falcons disappeared from these cliffs, victims of DDT. The birds were reintroduced to Castle Rock in 1989 and have done well, but now face new challenges. As we view the falcons from the canyon below, Staci Hobbet will describe the fascinating natural history of these apex predators. Our route follows a historic stagecoach road up Pine Canyon 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. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.