Hoot Owl Night Hike
official Boy Scout Site
Girl Scout Night Hike
CHECK BACK IN MARCH
California Nursery Historical Park
or call (510)790-6284
sponsored by Math Science Nucleus
SCHEDULE A PRIVATE TOUR
20 PERSON MINIMUM
A great family event. Recommended for elementary grades.You cannot leave and come back.
4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont, California, U.S.A., 94536
(510) 790-6284 Fax: (510) 790-6089
Hike Statistic for Scout participants
Distance: 1 to 1 1/2 miles round trip
Time: Allow about 11/2 -2 hours for program and hike
Suggested Age: Tiger Cubs, Wolves, and Bears (siblings and family members welcome) non scouts are welcomed
For map: http://msnucleus.org/calnursery/location.html Parking is at the end of Nursery Avenue to the left. Hike begins with a program in the historic Vallejo Adobe located next to the parking lot.
Though the California Nursery Historical Park normally closes at sunset, several times a month the park hosts instructor-led night hikes and naturalist programs that focus on nocturnal animals. Wear sturdy shoes, dress warmly, and be prepared to hike or sit quietly for a time.
Historical and Natural Features
California Nursery Historical Park is a 20 acre park which is a remnant of the world famous California Nursery that was one of the most important nurseries in the western United States. The Park is home is hundreds of unique species of trees from all over the world. The park provides a home for owls and other raptors as well as many small mammals. The program will include apresentation on owls and a chance to examine owls pellets and various “stop and learn” stations along the hike.
The California Nursery began in 1865 in San Jose. It moved to the Fremont location in 1880 and the nursery grounds origin ally covered 463 acres with 60 acres of research gardens where they tried out new varieties of plants. The City of Fremont acquired the 20 acre remnant of the original nursery in 1970. This property includes many important historic buildings including the Vallejo Adobe from the 1830s, and various nursery buildings from the 1880s to the 1910s. Trees from all over the world were imported to the nursery and dozens of Fremont Landmark trees are still intact and available to observe on the California Nursery Historical Park grounds. Due to the large number of older trees the Nursery has a large population of owls and other raptors that call it home. The hike will begin in the Vallejo Adobe and the hike will include some historic background to the region as well as fun learning and experiencing twilight and early evening animals.