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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 Crow


I was watching all the bird activity on my feeders recently, specifically noting the hierarchy of birds getting to feed while others were waiting their turn. While I was checking out the action I suddenly noticed another bird, a crow, looking my way.

"Hey!" I called to the crow. "Are you watching me?" Incredibly, the crow answered. "Yes, people watching is my hobby. I find human behavior both fascinating and complex." "Thatís funny," I said.

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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 ó water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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