2019 Earth Day & Wildlife Festival | Orinda
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Historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area | 350 Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Come enjoy the beautiful historic ranch and 18-acre nature preserve, rarely open to the public. Join a variety of activities for all ages, especially kids.
2019 Earth Day & Wildlife Festival
Sunday, April 28, 2019 |11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wagner Ranch Nature Area, 350 Camino Pablo, Orinda CA 94563
FREE (Sorry, no dogs or other pets)
- Tours of the Historic Ranch – Every half hour from 12 pm on.
- Toy Bug Hunt in the Garden – 1:00 & 3:00 – Kindergarten and younger – take home toy critters
- Pond Explorations – Every 30 minutes starting at 11:30 am. (Get your free ticket for a timed turn.)
Featuring wildlife fun at the Frog Pond (red-legged frogs and our resident western pond turtle, Mr. T). Visit animals in the garden (friendly goats and beautiful parrots). Try out hands-on nature arts and crafts, science magic, earth day games, or get a temporary nature tattoo from Coyote Brush.
Join a rare tour of the meadows, woodland, ponds and streams, and the historic home site of Theodore Wagner, California’s first Surveyor General. Visit The solar oven specialist, Master Gardeners, and Doc Hale (mountain lion whisperer and Environmentalist).
Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch or visit the four food trucks on site including: El Gran Taco Loco, Guys Tri Tip, Mini Street Burger, and Izzy A’s frozen desserts. (All trucks offer a vegetarian option.)
Music performances by OIS Strings and Jazz Band, and ALMA Music.
New This Year: Food Trucks – There will have a selection of great local food trucks selling lunch fare near the entrance to the festival, with seating just inside the gates.
Kids can pick up their Wildlife Passports to get stamped at 10 stations for a free honey stick at the Friends of the Nature Area Station! Grownups: As you enter, check out the Native Plants for donations.