Full Moon Exploration of Irwin Creek and Lower Stone Farm Walk and Picnic
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a special full moon evening adventure, alongside the Laguna in an area not usually open to the public. On this 2 mile walk over mostly flat but uneven terrain, explore the beautiful area’s animal and plant life and learn about the history of Stone Farm and the on-going collaborative restoration work that’s bringing back a thriving ecosystem. Also learn about the critters large and small that come out at dusk and the plants used in restoration work that support wildlife and water quality.
Starting in Heron Hall with hors d’oeuvres and a brief presentation, then head out for a leisurely amble across the picturesque hay field to Irwin Creek. Cross Sanford Road to quiet Lower Stone Farm and the Laguna channel to enjoy picnic dinners (tarps to sit on provided) and keep an eye open for evening-feeding swallows, raptors, and dragonflies! Start heading back after sunset to watch the full moon rise, keeping ears and eyes open for resident owls, coyotes, egrets, river otters, mink, frogs, bats, and any other emerging evening wildlife. Suitable for adults and youth 9 years old and up (children must be accompanied by an adult). Rain cancels. Details sent upon registration.
This free program is made possible through a partnership between the Laguna Foundation, LandPaths, and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. The District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. It is funded through a quarter-cent sales tax that was voted in by the residents of Sonoma County.