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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 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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