Activities

Registration is required for events as noted. Drop-ins are welcome at all other events. Rain may cancel. Some hikes are several hours long. Please bring water and snacks and dress for the weather. No pets, please. For more information or directions, call Teri Rogoway at 408-224-7476.

September 2015

Sunrise Hike

Sunrise Hike

Thursday, September 3, 2015
6:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve

Take a refreshing hike along the Mayfair trail for a dawn view of the scenic hills and valleys nearby. This will be a 4.5 mile hike with about 700 feet of elevation gain and loss at a moderate pace. The best part is, it happens before the heat of that day! Meet in the parking lot by the picnic table. Please bring water and dress for the weather.

Directions to Rancho Cañada

 

Starry Nights in Open Space

Starry Nights in Open Space

Saturday, September 5, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve

Join our astronomers for a peaceful and cool evening out under the stars. Feel all your stress melt away as you look at the Milky Way from our parking lot. We have lots of astronomers who bring telescopes so no gear of your own is needed. They are happy to share their knowledge and view of the night sky. Please dress warm and bring water to drink and a flashlight if you like. Rain or clouds cancel.

Directions to Rancho Cañada

 

Healthy Parks Healthy People—Alviso Marina Walk

Healthy Parks Healthy People—Alviso Marina Walk

Saturday, September 5, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Alviso Marina County Park

Go for a gentle walk around the flat trails in the marina with friendly and knowledgeable docents who love nature and getting some exercise. See the morning birds and enjoy the view.

Directions to Alviso Marina

 

We’re Talking Tarantulas!

We’re Talking Tarantulas!

Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Rotary Play Garden at Guadalupe River Park

Who says spiders are creepy? They can be fun and fascinating creatures. Come learn all about their lives and adaptations during this important time of year for these eight legged wonders. Find out how they sense the world around us and see how they find a mate.

Directions to Guadalupe River Park

 

Healthy Parks Healthy People—Baby, Work Out!

Healthy Parks Healthy People—Baby, Work Out!

Saturday, September 12 and 26, 2015
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Martial Cottle County Park

Who says exercise can’t be fun? Come on over to the parking lot at Martial Cottle where docents Dorothy and Leonard will lead a quick and exciting workout to the classic song, “Baby, Work Out!” Learn the dance, join in, and laugh your way through a short workout that will get your blood moving in a fun way. Socializing and gentle walking will happen after the dance. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a smile and willingness to move to the music!

Directions to Martial Cottle County Park

 

Healthy Parks Healthy People—Special Needs Play Session

Healthy Parks Healthy People—Special Needs Play Session

Saturday, September 12 and 26, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Rotary Play Garden at Guadalupe River Park

Please join us in the Rotary Play Garden as the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy hosts the Open Space Authority for a Special Needs Adapted play session. Please bring your child or family member with special needs and join us for some gentle exercise disguised as play. Meet in the amphitheater at 10:30 for a play session of personal challenge by choice based on your child’s comfort and ability level. All disabilities welcome for some light hearted and fun play that will help us with our mobility and social skills.

Directions to Guadalupe River Park

 

Tarantula Trek!

Tarantula Trek!

Sunday, September 13, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Rancho Canada Del Oro Open Space Preserve

Sunday, September 20, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
550 Palm Avenue, Morgan Hill

It's that time of year again, when our local tarantula bachelors go on the search to find mates. Do you think romance is tough? Be glad you're not a tarantula! Have you ever seen one? Now's your chance! Come join our docents for an easy, mostly flat walk in search of these fuzzy, slow moving locals. Bring water to drink. Families welcome. Rain cancels.

Directions to Rancho Cañada

 

Super Moon

Super Moon

Sunday, September 27, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve

There is a wonderful and rare occurrence when the moon appears to be larger than usual. This time our moon will not only be full, but it will be a SUPER moon. If you want to come see it, you will have two options. Option 1 is for photographers to hike with a docent down to a spot that will get you a good shot, away from the parking lot. Option 2 is for non-photographers who can just watch from the parking lot. Families are welcome. Parking is limited so registration is required. Please bring water and a snack and dress warm.

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PHOTO CREDITS: Sunrise—Derek Nuemann; Coyote Valley—Tamer Sherif; Big Bay Boot Camp 2012 by Port of San Diego / CC BY; Alviso—David Tharp; Tarantula—Teri Rogoway; Rotary PlayGarden—Guadalupe River Park Conservancy; Tarantula by Henry Simpson / CC BY; Super Moon by Steve Corey / CC BY.