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First Day of Summer: Beginner’s Bird and Plant Identification Walk Series a

Sunday, June 23, 2024

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parking Lot A (eastern shore of the lake)

37.337451, -121.804069

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First Day of Summer: Beginner’s Bird and Plant Identification Walk Series at Lake Cunningham Park (San Jose) (Members Only)

Do you love being outdoors? Do you want to deepen your appreciation of nature by learning the names of birds and plants around you? With the onset of Summer, join us on our First Day of Summer beginner’s bird and plant identification walks through Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose. Lake Cunningham is a major destination for waterfowl and migratory birds, and its native garden is home for many resident and migratory birds for its habitat value.

2 miles, paved and grass routes, muddy or possibly muddy after rain, little or no elevation gain, little to no shade

Please bring a hat, water, your bird and plant list, and binoculars. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Trip Difficulty: 2 miles, paved and grass routes, muddy or possibly muddy after rain, little or no elevation gain, little to no shade

Leaders: Vicki Silvas-Young (408) 807-6993 and Dan Bloch (650) 862-2178

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly All Ages, Family Friendly Ages 10 and up, Family Friendly Ages 14 and up, Stroller Friendly

Meet: Parking Lot A (eastern shore of the lake) 

Directions: The park's main entrance is located at 2305 S. White Road, San Jose. If you enter the park from S. White Road, enter the traffic circle ahead of you and exit the circle to your left, proceeding along the road until you get to Parking Lot A on your right. If you enter the park from Tully Road, turn right at the first stop sign and proceed along the road until you get to Parking Lot A, just past the Skate Park, on your left. Latitude/Longitude: 37.337451, -121.804069

Facilities: bathroom, cell phone service

Parking Type and Fees: Paved parking lot, $6. Machine takes cash or credit card.

Banner Photo: Wood Duck by Matthew Dodder

Questions? Email general questions to fieldtrips@scvas.org or contact the trip leader for questions regarding the event.

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