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Park It by Ned MacKay: Monarch butterfly programs

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Although monarch butterflies have not arrived in great numbers this year to spend the winter at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, park naturalists are still offering programs highlighting the amazing insects, with emphasis on how their numbers can be preserved and increased. Monarch spotting programs are scheduled from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays through […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Trails Challenge 2019

| December 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’re in the mood for some family-friendly festivities to start the New Year, Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley stands ready to help. The park will host a “Family Game Night and Campfire” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. Bring your favorite card or board game, skit ideas, a blanket and […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Christmas at the carousel

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The holiday season is here, and one of its more colorful traditions is the kid-friendly Christmas celebration at the historic carousel in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley. The carousel is decorated with trees and lights. Attractions include Santa and his elves, unique ornaments, cookies, hot chocolate and gingerbread. Hours are noon to 8:30 p.m. on […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Butterfly programs at Ardenwood

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

As I’ve described in a previous column, large numbers of monarch butterflies usually spend the winter months in the eucalyptus groves at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. So far this season only a few butterflies have been spotted, but it’s possible that more are on their way. […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Monarchs at Ardenwood

Park It by Ned MacKay: Monarchs at Ardenwood

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

For many years, hundreds of monarch butterflies have spent the winter months in the eucalyptus groves at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont as part of their migratory, multi-generational life cycle. The naturalists at Ardenwood have scheduled a whole series of programs from November through January, highlighting these fascinating insects and the beautiful spectacle they present […]

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Park it by Ned MacKay: Closing a Bay Trail gap

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Construction is planned to close one of the largest remaining gaps in a trail that when completed will encircle all of San Francisco Bay. The project will extend the existing trail for one mile between Buchanan and Gilman Streets west of Golden Gate Fields in Albany and Berkeley. The trail section will be constructed on […]

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Park it by Ned MacKay: Monarch butterfly research

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The time is fast approaching when monarch butterflies will make their appearance in the Bay Area, where the insects overwinter as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. One of their favorite winter homes is a eucalyptus grove at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. And you can help with research on the monarchs by learning […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Keen for Halloween

Park It by Ned MacKay: Keen for Halloween

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Goblins and ghosts will gather to celebrate Halloween with non-scary activities at several East Bay Regional Parks in coming days. Here’s a roundup. A day of “Halloween Hijinks” is in store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, with naturalist Mindy Castle. There will be three […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Coastal Cleanup

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year at this time, there’s a call for volunteers to help remove trash and recyclables from shoreline parks, lakes and along creeks throughout California. Coastal Cleanup 2018 is from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15. East Bay Regional Park District will participate at nine regional parklands. Volunteers should bring a refillable water […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Labor Day weekend in the regional parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Labor Day weekend in the regional parks

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’re not leaving town on Labor Day weekend, there are all kinds of enjoyable activities planned close to home in the East Bay Regional Parks. Check out Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, which will stage its annual Rail Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1 through 3 The fair […]

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