Field Trips

Field Trips

Listing of Madrone field trips in Sonoma County and the North Bay, plus other upcoming events.

General Information for All Events

The field trips are free, open to the public and suitable for all levels of interest. No sign-up is required. Bring your binoculars, field guide, liquids, plus lunch for full-day trips; wear layered clothing, hats, and sun protection. Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots recommended. Heavy rain cancels the walks unless otherwise indicated. Prior notification of attendance is not required. Participants of all experience levels are welcome and may join or leave the group at any time during the day.

April-May 2022 Outings

COVID Precautions will be followed.  We will follow the latest protocols. Come in good health, vaccinated, with no symptoms or exposure to someone else with COVID.

Attendance is limited to 15 people. Reservations will be accepted on a first call basis. There will be a waiting list. If you must cancel, please, call ASAP to make space for someone waiting to join.   (This may be the last time we request sign-ups related to protocols that may be relaxed, especially outdoors.)

Starting time will be given when you sign up.  We are pleased to offer our outings free to our members and to the public.

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Crane Creek Regional Park, Rohnert Park
Leader:  Janet Bosshard.  Take Petaluma Hill Road to Pressley Road. Parking lot will be ¾ mile on the left side. Park pass is required. Mostly level to easy rolling paths to see the county’s birds. **To reserve a space, call Janet (707) 526-5883.

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa
Leader:  Linda Fraley.   Come see the breeding birds. Enter from Newhanga entrance and meet by restrooms at 8 a.m.  To reserve a space and for questions, call Linda (559) 779-5211.

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Cloverdale River Walk, Cloverdale.
Leader:  Janet Bosshard. From Santa Rosa, take Hwy 101 to exit 522 just north of Cloverdale. Turn right on Redwood Hwy, then first right on McCray Road. Follow it to the end. Parking lot is on your left. Parking pass required.  It is a flat 1.1 mile asphalt path. ** To reserve a space, call Janet (707) 526-5883.

Saturday, May 7, 2022
Santa Rosa Creek from Willowside Road to Delta Pond, Santa Rosa
Leader:  Linda Fraley.  A morning walk to look for breeding birds.  To reserve a space, for directions and meeting time, call Linda (559) 779-5211.

Thursday, May 12, 2022
No walk this day.

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa
Channel Drive entrance.  Meet in the large parking lot on the right across from the swimming lagoon.  Parking permit is required. To reserve a space, call Janet (707) 526-5883.

Out and About
Saturday, April 23, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Party for the PlanetEarth Day Celebration at Safari West, 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, CA  95404.  Info:

May 2022, select Saturdays by appointment, EARTHseed Farm, U-Pick season, 3175 Sullivan Road, Sebastopol, CA  95472.  Info:

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Spring Feather Fest at Shollenberger Park, Petaluma.  Sponsored by Petaluma Wetlands Alliance.  Sign-ups via email to

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