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MDAS Field Trip — A Poorwill Quest!
February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Hike up a fire road on the east face of North Peak in Mount Diablo State Park to see Common Poorwills as they forage for moths along the fire roads through the chaparral. They will be detected by their eyeshine from our lights.
This is a nocturnal hike. It is Trail Category 3 because, although only 2 miles round-trip, the road is quite steep and there is a stream crossing near the trailhead with the possibility of getting wet feet. Bring layers, wellington-type boots that can be stashed in the bushes after the stream crossing for normal hiking wear, and a flashlight/headlamp. Expect to be in the field for ~1.5 hrs.
Trail Rating: 3 — Strenuous. Read trip details!
Elevation change: Substantial, steep in places, and we will be descending after dark.
Leader: Jerry Britten
Meet: GPS 37°53’58.7″N 121°52’24.5″W
Directions: From Clayton drive east on Marsh Creek Road. Turn right on Morgan Territory Road and go about out 1500′, to a turnout on the right.
This field trip is limited to 5 Participants max, due to limited parking and the need for quiet. Sign up HERE:
(Common Poorwill photo by Jerry Britten)