Winter/Spring 2024 Activity Guide

10 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services INTERPRETIVE & OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS Reptile & Amphibian Walk Join Park Docent James Maughn for a saunter along park trails in search of herps: reptiles and amphibians, that is. Peruse the pond and muse over the meadow as we learn about the favorite hang-outs and resting places of these fascinating animals. *Open to ages 6 & up; an adult must accompany ages 12 & under. Space is limited for this free activity.. QUAIL HOLLOW RANCH – AGES 6 & UP* Su 2/11 10am-12pm Free Su 3/24 10am-12pm Free Full Moon Hike Come join us for a quiet exploration of Quail Hollow Ranch, under the moonlight. On this one-hour guided hike on the lower trails, you can search for critters and meander through the forest. Bring flashlights and/or a headlamp (though we may try to hike without them), and some drinking water. Dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes. *Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We will meet up outside the ranch house before heading out. QUAIL HOLLOW RANCH – AGES 8 & UP* Tu 4/23 8:30-9:30pm Free Th 5/23 9-10pm Free Within These Walls: Ranch House Tour Join Park Docent Richard James on a tour of the Ranch house. Learn about its history from the Watermelon King to Sun-Kissed Ranch, Sunset Magazine, and beyond. This informative tour will give you the opportunity to find out about four of the families who made the ranch their business, home, and haven. Space is limited for this free activity. QUAIL HOLLOW RANCH – AGES 16 & UP Su 1/21 1-3pm Free Su 3/3 1-3pm Free Su 6/2 1-3pm Free For Goodness Snakes! In this exciting and interactive presentation, you’ll get a chance to see and hold (only if you want to!) a bluetongued skink, black and white Tegu, four different kinds of ball pythons, and a 9-ft. albino Burmese python! Brian will discuss snake senses and how these animals live and These fantastic offerings take place at Quail Hollow Ranch located at 800 Quail Hollow Rd., just two miles up Zayante Rd. in Felton or 2 miles from Ben Lomond via Glen Arbor Rd. There are approximately four miles of hiking trails which traverse a variety of habitats, including the rare Santa Cruz Sandhills. These habitats provide home for many species of rare and endangered plants and animals, including the Ben Lomond Spineflower and Mount Hermon June Beetle. Activities meet first at the Visitor Center, former home of the Lane family of Sunset Magazine fame You may register in advance for most Interpretive and Outdoor Education Programs. Create your ActiveNet account and register online at For additional information, please contact the Program Coordinator via email at [email protected] or call (831) 454-7941.

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