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Lafayette Reservoir, East Bay Municipal Utility District
Lafayette Reservoir, East Bay Municipal Utility District    

Lafayette Recreation Area is an all-year day-use area ideal for hiking, jogging, fishing, boating and picnicking, located off Highway 24 only one mile from the Lafayette BART station.

Birds: woodland birds, waterfowl.

Hiking Difficulty: 2

Directions:

  • Take Highway 24 west
  • Exit Central Lafayette
  • Stay to right onto Acalanes Rd.
  • Turn right on Mt. Diablo Blvd.
  • Continue toward the west through Lafayette
  • Turn left at the reservoir entrance
  • There will be a parking fee of $2.00

 

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 Hawk


One thing we hate to see when we look out the window into the backyard is a brownish streak that zips through and snatches a songbird. The culprit is usually a Cooper’s Hawk or a Sharp-shinned Hawk. And, to make things worse, to watch it eat the bird in front of you. I happened to be out in the yard filling bird baths when this exact thing took place, literally a few feet from me. Luckily, the hawk missed its victim and landed on the bird bath.

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