Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve (San Francisco)
August 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Meet at the Aldea Community Center, 155 Johnstone Dr at 8:00 AM. We’ll walk about two miles, with significant climbing on mostly well-graded trails, but there are rocky spots and exposed roots. We’ll look and listen for birds. Just past mid Aug, we should see summer and resident birds—mostly done breeding or with nearly mature juveniles, some, like the Song Sparrows learning their song. We also hope for some less usual dispersing birds and maybe some early migrants.
The UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve is a 61-acre remnant of more than 2000 acres of eucalyptus trees planted by Adolf Sutro. UCSF has instituted a long term management plan for the OSP with the initial phase focused on removing dead and dying trees to improve fire safety. Some tree replacement planting is evident, and the Sutro Stewards are maintaining the native plantings at the summit meadow and clearing invasive plants in openings along trails for further conservation planting.
Heavy fog, rain, or very strong wind cancels.
Leaders: Pat Greene, PJGREENE@SONIC.NET, cell (415) 481-5469 and and Dan Scali, firstname.lastname@example.org, (925) 683-3576,
This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug 18. Directions for registered participants are below.
Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:
Trip is limited to 10 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 to the start: Park on Clarendon or Dellbrook as close to the Johnstone intersection as possible, then hike a short distance up Johnstone Dr. to the UCSF Aldea Center (155 Johnstone) on your left across from the intersection of Medical Center Way. Allow ~5-10 min to park and walk to the meeting place. UCSF can be reached by public transit: N Judah light rail, and 43, 6 and 66 buses. The Aldea Center is a significant uphill climb from the transit stops. There is a restroom at Aldea, but it is often closed at the start of the walk.
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/poznMEt7y93crFQP8