COVID-19 Field Trip Guidelines - UPDATED 6/16/21

1. We WILL NOT carpool from our usual meeting site (if participants feel comfortable carpooling with one another from home that is their prerogative, but the field trip leader will meet the group at the designated location).

2. There will be no sharing of optics, food, etc. (Though those who want to bring a lunch and eat at the park at the conclusion of the trip are free to do so.)

3. Masks are HIGHLY recommended and the field trip leader will be encouraging social distancing throughout the trip.

MAY 13 at 12:00 p.m.
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Stanislaus State
1 University Circle, Turlock

Participants are invited to go on an indoors “field trip” to the Vasche Library, to view the masterwork of A. J. Grayson, Birds of the Pacific Slope. This pioneer and artist was one of the founders of the town of Grayson in Stanislaus County, and he was often referred to as “Audubon of the West.” The 156 prints of his watercolors will be viewed in the Special Collections Department.

This trip will be limited to the first eight participants who register, and there will be a wait list. Photo ID will be required. To register, you must RSVP at no later than Sunday, May 8. You will be supplied with the university’s COVID protocol and parking permit information. Questions about the library may be directed to Librarian Mary Weppler-Van Diver at

JUNE 17 at 8:30 A.M.

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1170 CA-4, Arnold

This field trip is on a weekday because the state park is crowded on a June weekend. This visit to the redwoods will be an opportunity to see montane species of warblers, flycatchers, woodpeckers, and vireos. More uncommon species such as Northern Pygmy-0wl, Pileated Woodpecker, or Northern Goshawk may be seen. Participants will arrive at the park in their own vehicles; a day use fee of $10 is required at the entrance. Bring water and lunch, sturdy shoes, and insect repellent. R.S.V.P. at by no later than Sunday, June 12.