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Mt. Diablo Tarantula Trek

Greenbelt Alliance

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Mt. Diablo Tarantula Trek

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A scientist exploring California in the 1860s described Mount Diablo's tarantulas as "attaining the size of a half-grown mouse, possessing fangs the size of a rattlesnake's, and delivering a bite generally considered fatal". Yeesh. Is this the gruesome truth or just arachnophobia? Let’s find out!

(Tarantulas are actually cute, fuzzy, and harmless.)

Join us for a 3-mile nature hike through Mitchell Canyon and we will dispel any malicious rumors you might have heard about Mount Diablo’s misunderstood eight-legged creatures. You can even meet two real-life tarantulas named Mia and Scarlet, real-life friends (not just Facebook friends) of hike leader Ken Lavin.


Leaders:
 Ken Lavin & Liz Watson
Cost:
$6 per vehicle park entrance fee (exact change needed)
Weather Policy: Heavy rain cancels
What to Bring: Wear good hiking shoes; bring water, a flashlight, and an intrepid spirit
Where to Meet: Meet in front of the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Have questions about Mt. Diablo Tarantula Trek? Contact Greenbelt Alliance

When & Where


Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center
96 Mitchell Canyon Rd
Clayton, CA 94517

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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