San Francisco Urban Walks slated for March and beyond

Fill up that water bottle, and lace up those walking shoes. Nature in the City, a San Francisco non-profit, offers TREKS in the city for multi-generational adventures. If you can walk, you can go on an urban exploration through San Francisco for a day.

Uncovering Hidden Treasures at Bayview Hill
Saturday, March 12
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayview Hill is about half the size it was 75 years ago. The rest was dumped into the Bay to make way for Candlestick Stadium. The other half is as remote and wild as you can get in San Francisco. There is even a sizable fenced-in piece of private property that is most nearly like what it was 200 years ago which will provide instructive comparison to the more impacted areas. At this time of year wildflowers are a main attraction, although there is no shortage of other subjects, including the wildlife depending on the plants, and the interesting human history.
Where to Meet:
Pole gate at the upper (east) end of Key Avenue.  The Muni T train will take you there.

Explore & Restore: Get Out & Get Dirty in Golden Gate Park
Family-Fun Event
Thursday, March 24
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Gather at the enchanting Frog Hall to meet the animals, slither with a snake, sip hot tea /coffee, & nibble freshly popped popcorn. Then we will venture off to the Oak Woodlands in search of scrub jays, ravens, brown towhees, rolly pollies & slender salamanders. We will then get down in the dirt to help restore a small corner of this wilderness in the city. We will finish up with a flush of fuchsias in the dell & towering redwoods, that compel us to stop, look & listen to the nature in the city. Rain or shine. 

Ages 4 & up; pre-K through gray.
Where to Meet:
Tree Frog Treks’ Frog Hall, 2114 Hayes Street.
The Rare Green Hairstreak Butterfly Sleuthing Adventure! with Damien Raffa
(URBIA Adventure League Family-Fun Event!)
Sunday, March 27, 2011
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Start your adventure any time between 10 am to 12 noon at the brilliantly colored community-created mosaic-tiled steps at 16th Avenue & Moraga in San Francisco’s Sunset District. There you’ll receive your URBIA Adventure booklet that will lead you along the Green Hairstreak Butterfly Corridor. Fun detective work will be rewarded by seeing this rare local butterfly in flight during its short season! With a colorful adventure booklet in hand (and adventure pencil!), you’ll follow clues through a hilltop habitat on Golden Gate Heights. Bring yourself, friends, or your family (ages 3 and up) and experience a deeper San Francisco "sense of place" with URBIA Adventure League and Nature in the City! (Wear comfortable shoes for climbing steps, bring water, and allow 2 hours to complete). This TREK includes an URBIA Adventure Booklet and a Nature in the CIty child's T-Shirt!
Where to Meet:
Colored mosaic-tiled steps at 16th Avenue & Moraga in the Sunset District.

Nature in the City

PO Box 170088

San Francisco, CA 94117


To sign up, email
Or call 415-564-4107.
Cost: A sliding scale donation of $15 - $45 is suggested.
Participants should bring their own water.



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