Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve / photo by Lanette Otvos

Listening and Looking

April 6, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ravenswood Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Cultivate your connection to nature on this easy, flat trail with plenty to see, hear, and explore. The marsh provides habitat for a variety of mammals as well as shorebirds, egrets, and ducks. Join Docent Naturalists Susan Bernhard, Ann Reisenauer, Maureen Draper, and Noa Doitel on a leisurely-paced hike appropriate for both kids and adults. You’ll walk along the wetlands at mid-tide from the southern entry at Cooley Landing to the north platform and back while learning how marsh vegetation acts as a natural “sponge” offering protection from flooding.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Ravenswood Parking Area. From Highway 101, exit on University Avenue. Follow University Ave. north (about four long blocks) to Bay Road.  Turn right on Bay Rd. and follow it to the very end (about 1.2 miles).  The preserve entrance and parking lot are marked with large signs. 

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