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Stanford Arboretum and Cactus Garden

Saturday, December 10, 2022

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stanford Arboretum

37.437953, -122.171331

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Stanford Arboretum and Cactus Garden

Tweet, chirp, chatter, shriek, drum-drum-drum: a cacophony of bird sounds and songs will greet you upon your first step onto the oak and eucalyptus tree-lined paved path to Stanford’s Arizona Cactus Garden and Mausoleum. As we stroll to the garden, we'll look for year-round residents such as Red-shouldered Hawks, Acorn Woodpeckers, Anna's Hummingbirds, Chestnut-backed Chickadees and Dark-eyed Juncos. This time of year, we should also spot Golden-crowned and White-crowned Sparrows.

Trip Difficulty: 1 mile, wide, paved path to garden; packed dirt around and throughout the garden

Other Trip Notes: Trip will be cancelled if it rains.

Leaders: Diane McCoy (650) 714-3769, Dan Bloch (650) 862-2178 and Joyce Zhang

Beginner Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

Meet: parking lot for the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Center for Academic Medicine on the Stanford Campus

Directions: From the intersection of Vineyard Ln and Quarry Rd in Palo Alto (adjacent the Stanford Shopping Center), turn into the parking lot for the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Center for Academic Medicine buildings. Parking is free on weekends. Latitude/Longitude: 37.437953, -122.171331

Facilities: The closest restroom facilities are at the Stanford Shopping Center. There is a public restroom next to Starbucks and one on the second level above the store Lululemon.

Parking Type and Fees: Paved parking lot, free on weekends

Banner Photo: Acorn Woodpecker by Luis Villablanca

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