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Monte Bello Preserve

October 2019

Ferns & Other Ancient Plants

October 12, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Take a walk down into Stevens Creek Canyon, with docents Debbie Mytels and Ping Li who will help you identify various ferns and other plants that evolved before flowers graced the Earth. You’ll learn about ferns commonly consumed by humans in different cultures around the world and you’ll look for newts while crossing over the creek. Returning by the White Oak Trail, you’ll stop to enjoy the snack you have packed, and maybe observe some deer browsing in the meadow.…

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Oak Trees and Acorn Maidens

October 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join docents Ann Reisenauer, Susan Bernhard, and Veronica Chouinard for a fall hike through mixed evergreen forest and riparian habitats. As you hike down the White Oak Trail towards the headwaters of Stevens Creek, you’ll learn about the different California oaks, see oak galls, and listen for acorn woodpeckers. You’ll also hear the Native American legend of the acorn maidens. Returning on the Stevens Creek Nature Trail, you’ll pass reminders that this is also earthquake country. Capable, attentive children are…

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