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2013 Squirrel Walk | Lake Merritt

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP requested info@WildOakland.org

Children’s Fairyland | 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA

Wild Oakland Walks

Wild Oakland leads free, fun and educational guided environmental walks for busy urbanites.

They are a 100% volunteer organization, from the guiding committee to the walk leaders who donate their time because of a shared passion for ecology and education.

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Squirrel Walk | Wild Oakland Walks

Come and learn about the squirrels of Lake Merritt on a free guided walk led by Wild Oakland’s Lila Talcott-Travis, a longtime wildlife rehabber and student of squirrel morphology, natural history, and lore.

Squirrels have achieved a place of distinction in European and English family crests as a symbol of retirement or retreat into the forest, something we all probably think about living in bustling Oakland.

2013 Squirrel Walk
Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Noon to 2 pm
Meet at: Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland
FREE – RSVP at info@WildOakland.org

Take a time-out from your busy life to learn about:

    • Their acute sense of smell
      They can smell a rotten or insect infested nut through the shell, and even find caches of nuts under the snow by sniffing them out.
    • Their bushy tails
      Tails are used for communication, protection from the elements, balance, warmth, and to confuse predators.
    • Their evolution with trees
      Squirrels and trees have been evolving together for thousands of years, and some production patterns of nuts and cones are thought to have been influenced by squirrels.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Event Details

Cost: FREE*
*RSVP requested info@WildOakland.org
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fun & Games, KFOG, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Walks & Tours
Address: 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA