Hilltop Lake Park (Richmond)
August 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join me for an easy, flat stroll (about a mile) around Hilltop Lake in Richmond to look for seasonal (e.g. Hooded Orioles) and resident passerines, woodpeckers, raptors and more. Freshwater pond surrounded by willows, cattails, and native and ornamental trees and shrubs.The trail is paved and there are cement block benches in 2 places. We’ve seen lots of breeding and nesting activity the last 2 times. Check out eBird bar chart for this location at https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2012&eyr=2022&bmo=8&emo=8&r=L597003
Please bring binoculars. There is no bathroom at this park; you can try the Chevron station at Richmond Parkway and Blume (just off freeway) or the Starbucks on Richmond Parkway and Atlas Rd. Rain cancels.
Leader: Cathy Bleier, (510) 414-5719 cell, CSBLEIER@SBCGLOBAL.NET
This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug 22. Directions for registered participants are below.
Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:
Walk is limited to 15 participants plus the leaders. There will not be a waiting list.
Participants must register online and acknowledge acceptance of our liability waiver. Each person must register separately. No “drop ins,” please.
Thank you for your flexibility in helping us ensure that everyone remains healthy! Because we have to limit the size of trips, please do not sign up unless you are committed to attending.
Directions: The lake is at the end of the Richmond Parkway YMCA’s parking lot at 4300 Lakeside Dr., Richmond. If you’re coming from Highway 80, go west on Richmond Parkway exit; if coming from San Pablo Avenue, go east on Richmond Parkway. Turn onto Lakeside Drive and make immediate left into YMCA parking lot. Wind down left into lower lot and back up into one-way upper lot, where we’ll meet.
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/1Ws8sYeKc4naYFDb6