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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 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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