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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

At the Water Cooler


I've heard a Great-horned Owl off and on in our yard for years. I happened to see her the other day just before dusk in our large oak tree. She was just waking up from a long day of snoozing, getting a little preening done in preparation for a night of hunting. I got as close as I could to her trying not to scare her away.

"Don't worry," she said casually. "I'm not ready to take off yet." "Wow," I...

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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, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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