AT THE CENTER
The Nature Center is part of a 100-acre nature preserve with riparian and oak woodlands, shrub lands, meadows, and aquatic habitats.
guidelines. Space in the Nature Center and on the trails is limited so please arrange your visit in advance if possible.
If you are planning a visit for an organized group, please review these
We have three self-guided trails that are equipped with interpretive signage along the way pointing out interesting trail features. The experience can be even more interesting by using our descriptive trail map.
In addition to the nature preserve, much loved by walkers, artists and photographers, other features of the Nature Center include:
The Nature Area is included as a "Watchable Wildlife" site in the California state guide because of its reliable wildlife viewing opportunities. There is always something interesting to see so bring your binoculars and view the wildlife up close!
Many varieties of animal species live in or use the nature preserve and the Ancil Hoffman Park. See deer, squirrels, coyotes, wild turkeys, rabbits, snakes, hawks, owls, woodpeckers, songbirds and waterfowl on the river and ponds, as well as tracks or signs of many other animals.
View pictures of wildlife taken by photographers in the preserve.