Leaders: Bob Toleno and Juli Chamberlin
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Join Bob and Juli for a walk in the best grassland habitat at Hayward Regional Shoreline, "Mt. Trashmore," followed by a visit to "Frank's Dump," a favorite high-tide roost for shorebirds. November is a good time to look for elusive Lapland Longspurs and Aleutian Cackling Geese, and see many other grassland and raptor species on Mt. Trashmore. We'll visit Frank's Dump as the tide rises. Bring your scope if you have one, and wear comfortable shoes for a fairly long, though flat, walk.
Directions: To get to Big Break take Hwy 4-E to exit 30 for CA 160. Continue on CA 160 and take exit CA-4 to Stockton/ Oakley. Then turn right on Main St. and then left on Big Break Rd then right into the park. From the south, take N. Vasco Rd to exit CA-4, then right on Main St and left on Big Break Rd. into the park. Arrive at 69 Big Break Rd. Approx. 1h 30min. To get to Black Diamond Mines, return to CA-4 west to Somersville Rd. Continue west up the hill to the visitor center. Parking is free.