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2nd Sunday–Bird Walk at Upper Franklin Canyon / Sooky Goldman Nature Center

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Leader: Eleanor Osgood

Upper Franklin Canyon / Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Second Sunday of the month

Date: June 9

Time: 8:30–11:30

Leader: Eleanor Osgood

Join us as we take a casual walk around the ponds and trails of this urban mixed oak woodland and chaparral nature preserve. We are likely to see the resident Wood Ducks and as well chaparral bird species such as California Quail, Common Raven, Red-shouldered Hawk, Spotted and California Towhees, Song Sparrows and California Thrasher; Nesting season is coming to an end in the low lands; we will look for adults feeding nestlings and fledglings.

Meet in the main parking lot for the Sooky Goldman Nature Center, (2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills 90210)

Directions: From the 101 Freeway, follow Coldwater Canyon Blvd. south for several miles to the intersection of Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Drive (traffic signal). Make a 90 degree right turn onto Franklin Canyon Drive. There is no sign indicating the entrance to the park; the turn at Franklin Canyon Road reads “Road Closed 800 Feet” and “Sunrise to Sunset”— this is the park entrance; do NOT make a U-turn as this will take you onto Mulholland Drive instead of Franklin Canyon. Take Franklin Canyon Dr down to park entrance, turn at first left into the parking lot. From Sunset Blvd: go north on N. Beverly Dr. to Coldwater Canyon Dr. to Mulholland Dr. Veer left on Mulholland Dr. At the next traffic signal, make a left turn onto Franklin Canyon Dr. continue to first parking lot on the left. Binoculars provided.