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Heather Farm Park
Heather Farm Park    

Heather Farm Park is one of 16 parks and 3,000 acres of open spaced owned and managed by the City of Walnut Creek.

301 N San Carlos Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Birds:water birds, woodland birds, winter residents

Hiking Difficulty: 1

Directions:

  • Go west on Newell Ave toward S Broadway.
  • Turn right onto S Broadway.
  • Turn right onto Civic Dr.
  • Turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Rd.
  • Turn left onto San Carlos Dr.
  • Turn left onto Heather Dr.
  • Turn right onto Marchbanks Dr.

 

 

Hiking Difficulty codes:
1=Easy, very few hills to climb
2=Moderately Easy, some small hills to climb
3=Challenging, flat land ranging to gentle to some steep slopes
4=Difficult, some very steep hills to climb

Conversation with a Bat


If you're lucky enough to be outside at dusk on a reasonably warm evening you might see something darting through the air at seemingly nothing. It could be a moth, maybe a bird out late, but most likely, a bat.

I was out at twilight trying to get my bird baths filled for the following day when I thought I saw something zip past out of the corner of my eye. I stood still and waited for movement. There it was again. I tried to track it, but it was moving too fast. "What the heck are you?" I said out loud.

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek and Dublin, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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