We're looking for volunteers & participants for our annual Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) Day which pairs anglers with special needs kids for a fun day of fishing and a barbecue lunch on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Los Vaqueros Marina. Look here for more information...
Outdoor Photographer Steve Goodall was frustrated when he couldn't shoot photos of many animals from the trails at Los Vaqueros. So he changed tactics, rented a boat and then saw plenty of wildlife that he's shared with us. See Some of His Photos...
Two star gazing nights, adventures for scouts, fishing clinics and the Tarantula Run are some of the activities detailed in the new Fall Los Vaqueros Activity guide. Our presentations include "Grossology!", "Arachnophobia" and several hikes are planned. Read More About Activities at Los Vaqueros...
October 21Catch a Special Thrill (CAST) Day CAST Day is designed to create an environment whereby special needs children and their caretakers benefit, leaving their problems on shore and sharing a day of fun on the water at Los Vaqueros that they may not otherwise get to experience. We are looking for volunteers, so please call Justin at (925) 688-8307.Read on...
October 28Arachnophobia From the size of a pin head to that of a dinner plate, approximately 50,000 known species of spiders inhabit Earth. Learn fascinating facts about the eight-legged arthropods that live in Contra Costa County, including the much-maligned “California” tarantula, colorful garden spiders, the notorious black widow and the voracious wolf spider. Bring your curiosity and any questions about these marvelous creatures.Read on...
October 29Grossology! Spend the morning diving into the world of yuck as we become nature detectives and investigate poops, pukes and other gross things in nature. We'll dissect pellets and manufacture scats as we strive to answer the age old question of who did that doo-doo! Fun for ages 5+.Read on...