Bike, walk, wander and learn with these Sonoma County outdoors events
FULL MOON EXPLORATION, AUG. 26
Santa Rosa: Walk and picnic with Landpaths at the Laguna de Santa Rosa, 900 Sanford Road, 5:30-9 p.m. Meet at Heron Hall for hors d’ oeuvres and walk a leisurely two miles through a hay field to Irwin Creek and lower Stone Farm. Suitable for adults and youth 9 and up. Free, registration required. To register and fore more info, click here.
ZUCCHINI BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, AUG. 26
Windsor: All things zucchini at the Windsor Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Town Green at 701 McClelland Drive. Wacky veggie art contest, zucchini car races and $50 for the heaviest zucchini. Bring your extra zukes for the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Mimosas, Bloody Marys and a book sale. For more info, click here.
FIRESIDE CHAT, AUG. 31
Sonoma: Learn about conservation and how to co-habitate with wildlife, 7-8 p.m. at the Sonoma Barracks on 20 East Spain St. in Sonoma State Historic Park. 707-938-9560.
SUNRISE HIKE, AUG. 31
Healdsburg: Spend the early morning on a 5-mile hike along the historic Foss Stagecoach Trail at Modini Mayacamas Preserves, 6-11 a.m. with photographer and botanist Dave Self. $20 donation requested. Register here. 707-431-8184 ext. 503.
WILDFLOWER TOUR, SEPT. 1
Healdsburg: Walk 2-3 miles through wildflowers along Pine Creek Road and other spots at Modini Mayacamas Preserves, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit www.egret.org to register. $20 suggested donation. Bring lunch and water. Call 707-431-8184 ext. 503.
SUGARLOAF SCRAMBLE, SEPT. 15
Kenwood: Join a strenuous but rewarding “Bill & Dave Hike” to Brushy Peaks at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, and enjoy the spectacular vistas on the ridgetop separating Napa and Sonoma counties. This 9-mile, 5-hour hike makes an elevation gain of 1800 feet. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a lunch with plenty to drink. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the White Barn parking lot for a prompt 10 a.m. departure. Parking is limited, so consider carpooling. $8 vehicle admission fee. Click here for more info.