TH08 Arcata Ridge Trail & Aldergrove Pond | 2023 | FREE
Time - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): George Ziminsky
The Arcata Ridge Trail access off West End Road has opened up a nice new strip of riparian habitat. Part of the City of Arcata’s Community Forest trail system, it follows along Janes Creek, with redwood-forested slopes above. On the lower beginnings, the trail winds through alder riparian habitat adjacent to a mill site that has some cattail marsh and common riparian-associated birds. The trail then winds upslope into second-growth redwood forest, where the usual redwood forest birds abound. After hiking the Ridge Trail the group will visit Aldergrove Pond. Here again is a small urban pond (renovated in 2022) and its associated riparian habitat. The pace of this trip will be relaxed, it will cover our basic forest and woodland birds. Not much need for a scope, moderate walking on well-maintained but STEEP trails for part of the trip. Bring lunch, water, and wear sturdy footwear.
MEETING LOCATION: Arcata Community Center, Outside front doors
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