MROSD celebrates the seasonal opening of Skyline Nature Center

Press release

Posted by on Sat, March 21, 2009

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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District marks the seasonal opening of its David C. Daniels Nature Center at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve with a celebration for all—including creative exhibits, a ranger-led nature hike, refreshments and fun for the whole family April 4-5, noon to 5pm.

The celebration is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for Saturday’s 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ranger-led nature hike and can be made at www.openspace.org/reservations or (650) 691-2150 (option 2) after March 21. Visit the District’s Web site or call (650) 691-1200 for directions.

The nature center, overlooking Alpine Pond, helps people of all ages connect with the environment. Volunteer staff and hands-on interpretive displays teach visitors about the plants and animals living in the surrounding pond and open space preserve. Visitors can also meet Snickers, the District’s captive-bred gopher snake and explore nearby hiking trails.

The nature center is free and open to the public on weekends from April to mid-November. Built in 1995, it was partially funded through the generosity of the Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Judy and David Daniels family in memory of their son, David C. Daniels.