Join us on a hike through four different habitat types at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve. This tour is also available to view on YouTube.


Track 1 - Daniels Nature Center


Track 2 - Riparian Habitat


Track 3 - Grinding Stone


Track 4 - Big Snag


Track 5 - Forest Edge


Track 6 - Evergreen Forest


Track 7 - Ridge Crest


Track 8 - Douglas Fir and Madrone


Track 9 - Rattlesnake Point


Track 10 - Chaparral


Track 11 - On the Rocks


Track 12 - Grassland


Track 13 Canyon Oak


Track 14 - Buckeye and Elderberry


Track 15 - Homeward Bound

Credits

Track 1 - Daniels Nature Center - Music: "Year of the Rooster," Local Joe, by Phil Heywood; Sounds: Red-winged blackbird by California Library of Natural Sounds (CLNS); Photos: © Karl Gohl: Skyline Mist, Coyote (4), Western Fence Lizard, Deer, Owl, Rattlesnake, Bobcat; © Naturespicsonline: Kestrel; © Cindy Roessler: Treefrog; © Sameer Mudaye: Newt; © Renée Fitzsimons: Western Fence Lizard (blue belly); © Jack Owicki: Bobcat in Tree, Checkerspot Caterpillar, Coot; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Brian Malone, Riparian Habitat, Oak Woodland, Chaparral; Grassland, Chaparral & Woods, On the Trail, Alpine Pond, Just Ahead.

Track 2 - Riparian Habitat - Sound: Red-winged blackbirds, CLNS; Photos: © Nate Donovan: Cattail Shoot, Native Blackberry; © Louis-M. Landry/CalPhotos: Elodea; © Naturespicsonline: Marsh Wren, Red-winged Blackbird, Black Phoebe; © Cindy Roessler: Woodrat, Woodrat 2; © Jack Owicki: Brush Rabbit; © Karl Gohl: Red-shouldered Hawk (3); © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Alpine Pond, Cattails, Renée Fitzsimons, Alpine Pond, Alpine Pond Cattails, Willows, Himalayan Blackberry, Habitat, Woodrat Den 1, Scrub Jay, Alpine Pond, To the Gate, To the Bridge, Outlet, Next Stop, Sequoia by the Sign, Next Stop

Track 3 - Grinding Stone - Music: "Dulcimer Melody," You Got to Move, by Phil Heywood; Photos: © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Little Trail, To Grinding Stone, Grinding Stone (2), Sharon Thomas, Acorn, Oaks All Around, Grinding Stone Sign, Rocks, Playground, Old Page Mill Trail, Douglas Fir, Page Mill History, Sunny Jim Trail, To Big Snag, Big Snag.

Track 4 - Big Snag - Photos: © Karl Gohl: Acorn Woodpecker; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Farm Buildings, Alpine Pond, Big Snag, Acorn Stash, Up Top, Acorn Woodpecker, Road Ahead, Next Stop.

Track 5 - Forest Edge - Music: "Fred Meets Joni," You Got to Move, by Phil Heywood; Photos: © Walter Siegmund/Wikimedia Commons: Thimbleberry 2; © Nate Donovan: Blackberry; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Tan Oak, 180-degree Turn, Tanoak, Bay, Thimbleberry 1, Poison Oak 2, Poison Oak, Your Route, Next Stop.

Track 6 - Evergreen Forest - Music: "Gone Too Soon," Circle Tour, by Phil Heywood; Photos: © Cindy Roessler: Dying Oaks, Researchers (2), Inoculation of Oak; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Canyon Oak, Light and Dark, Upslope, Reaching, Patterns, Canyon Oak (2), Bay, Canyon Oak, California Bay, Oak Forest: Ahead, Canyon Oak, Next Stop.

Track 7 - Ridge Crest - Photos: © Nate Donovan: Next Stop; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Signpost, "To Butano View Trail", From Ridge Crest.

Track 8 - Douglas Fir and Madrone - Music: "Year of the Rooster," Local Joe, by Phil Heywood; Photos: © Karl Gohl: Madrone (2); © Nate Donovan: Junction; © Jack Owicki: Douglas Fir Cone, Douglas Fir, Madrone Bark; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Douglas Fir (2), Scotch Pine, Take Single Track 2, Rattlesnake Point.

Track 9 - Rattlesnake Point - Sounds: Rattlesnake by CLNS; Lazuli bunting by Debbi Brusco; Photos: © Jack Owicki: Rattlesnake; © Karl Gohl: Rattlesnake Coiled, Skyline Ridge, Room to Roam; © iStockphoto.com/Joshua Haviv: Mountain Lion; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Rattlesnake Point, Strether Smith, Rattlesnake Point, View from Point, Grassy Hills, Scrub Jay, View from Point, Coyote Bush, Chamise, Buckbrush, Sticky Monkeyflower, Walk This Way, Next Stop.

Track 10 - Chaparral - Music: "Lighten Up," Local Joe, by Phil Heywood; Sound: Spotted towhee by CLNS; Photos: © Nate Donovan: Buckbrush; © Karl Gohl: Variable Checkerspot Butterfly; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Toyon, This Stop, Buckbrush 2, Sticky Monkeyflower 3, California Sage, Hollyleaf Cherry 3, Toyon, Chamise, Silk Tassel, Coyote Bush, Yerba Santa, Next Stop, Vaqueros Sandstone.

Track 11 - On the Rocks - Photos: © Nate Donovan: Vaqueros Sandstone 3; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Vaqueros Sandstone, This Stop, Trail Ahead, Vaqueros Sandstone, Coffee Fern, Rock Garden, Soap Plant, Trail Ahead, Next Stop.

Track 12 - Grassland - Music: "Sequel to Constant Traveler," Some Summer Day, by Phil Heywood; Photos: © Joe Oliver: Turkey Vulture, Red-shouldered Hawk 2; © Naturespicsonline: Cooper’s Hawk, Kestrel, Badger; © iStockphoto.com/John Pitcher: Golden Eagle; © Nate Donovan: Badger Claws; © Jack Owicki: Badger Hole (2); © Karl Gohl: Deer 2; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Trail Ahead, Deer Tracks, Red-shouldered Hawk, Meadow 2, Grass, Blue Wild Rye, Sturdy Clumps, Next Stop, Canyon Oak.

Track 13 - Canyon Oak - Music: "Gone Too Soon," Circle Tour, by Phil Heywood; Photos: © Karl Gohl: Buckeye Sprout; © Jack Owicki: Elderberry; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Acorn, Canyon Oak, Acorn Cap, Acorn Cracking, Leaf Top, Underside, Prickles, Canyon Oak, Gold Underneath, Keep Left, Buckeye (left).

Track 14 - Buckeye and Elderberry - Music: "Boys from Blue Hill," Some Summer Day, by Phil Heywood; Photos: © Karl Gohl: Buckeye, Buckeye in Bloom, Summer Deciduous, Seed Sprouting; © Jack Owicki: Buckeye Leaves, Berries; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Buckeye at Left, Forked Branchlets 2, March, Seed, Elderberry, Elderberry Blossoms, Water Sprouts, Berries, Straight Branches, Elderberry Flute, Clapper Stick, Sign Ahead.

Track 15 - Homeward Bound - Music: "Zulu Bob," Local Joe, by Phil Heywood; Photos: © Naturespicsonline: California Quail, Red-winged Blackbird; © Karl Gohl: Quail, Red-shouldered Hawk, Deer, Buckeye (2), Bobcat; © Renée Fitzsimons: Blue Belly; © Cindy Roessler: Oak Research; © Jack Owicki: California Towhee, Western Fence Lizard, Skyline Sunset; © Audio Guides to the Outdoors: Trail Ahead, Trail, Grinding Stone, Big Snag, Thimbleberry, Douglas Fir, Skyline Ridge, Sticky Monkeyflower, Rattlesnake Point, Toyon, Daniels Nature Center 4, For More Information, Alpine Pond.