Tilden Nature Area (Berkeley)

A gentle stroll to Jewel Lake and back on a wide dirt trail past the ponds in the meadow. A few benches along the way. Come along for a short while or the whole time.

Leader: Alan Kaplan: LNKPLN67@gmail.com, landline (510) 526-7609 for messages

This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on Nov 4.  Directions for registered participants are below.

Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • 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!


Directions: Meet at the Tilden Nature Area parking lot in front of the Environmental Education Center/Little Farm.

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/YVLpX3UVkPaqEvpf6

Tilden Nature Area (Berkeley)

A gentle stroll to Jewel Lake and back on a wide dirt trail past the ponds in the meadow. A few benches along the way. Come along for a short while or the whole time.

Leader: Alan Kaplan: LNKPLN67@gmail.com, landline (510) 526-7609 for messages

This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on Dec 2.  Directions for registered participants are below.

Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • 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!


Directions: Meet at the Tilden Nature Area parking lot in front of the Environmental Education Center/Little Farm.

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/YVLpX3UVkPaqEvpf6

Tilden Nature Area (Berkeley)

A gentle stroll to Jewel Lake and back on a wide dirt trail past the ponds in the meadow. A few benches along the way. Come along for a short while or the whole time.

Leader: Alan Kaplan: LNKPLN67@gmail.com, landline (510) 526-7609 for messages

This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on January 6. Directions for registered participants are below.

Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • 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!


Directions: Meet at the Tilden Nature Area parking lot in front of the Environmental Education Center/Little Farm.

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/YVLpX3UVkPaqEvpf6

Tilden Nature Area (Berkeley)

Love is in the Air! Birds do it, in marvelous ways. It was Chaucer who put Valentine’s Day and birds together in his Parliament of Fowls.

A gentle walk to Jewel Lake and back on a wide dirt trail past the refurbished ponds in the meadow. A few benches along the way. Come for a short while or the whole time. Restrooms and water at the start and midway.

Leader: Alan Kaplan: LNKPLN67@gmail.com, landline (510) 526-7609 for messages

This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on February 3. Directions for registered participants are below.

Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • 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!


Directions: Meet at the Tilden Nature Area parking lot in front of the Environmental Education Center/Little Farm.

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/YVLpX3UVkPaqEvpf6

Tilden Nature Area (Berkeley)

Today’s topic: Nice to Sparrows!: Margaret Morse Nice and Song Sparrow Studies. She was the first woman president of a major American ornithologist society, and the Wilson Ornithological Society’s award for “lifetime contributions to ornithology” is named for her. She studied song development in birds and language development in her own children. And she introduced the work of Konrad Lorenz to American ornithologists. You should know more about her!

Meet at the TNA parking lot at the entrance to the EEC/Little Farm.

We’ll walk a wide path to Jewel Lake and back. Restrooms and water at the start and midway.

Leader: Alan Kaplan: LNKPLN67@gmail.com, landline (510) 526-7609 for messages

This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on February 3. Directions for registered participants are below.

Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • 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!


Directions: Meet at the Tilden Nature Area parking lot in front of the Environmental Education Center/Little Farm.

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/YVLpX3UVkPaqEvpf6