Annual Wildlife Festival – Sunday, April 22, 2018


Sunday, April 22, 2018
11:30am – 4:30pm
Wagner Ranch NATURE AREA
350 Camino Pablo, Orinda CA  94563

Interested in Volunteering?  Register HERE.

Family-Friendly. Free Admission. All Welcome.

Program of Events

Come enjoy the beautiful historic ranch and 18-acre nature preserve, rarely open to the public.  Join a variety of activities for all ages, especially kids.  Featuring wildlife fun at the pond (red-legged frogs and our resident western pond turtle, Mr. T).  Visit animals in the garden including friendly goats.  Try out hands-on nature arts and crafts, and earth day games.  Join a rare docent tour of the meadows, woodland, ponds and streams, and the historic home site of Theodore Wagner, California’s first Surveyor General. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, or bring your own picnic to enjoy at our many picnic tables. Several community organizations will also present earth-friendly endeavors. Visit our raffle table.  And more!

As you enter, check out the Native Plants for donations and children pick up your Wildlife Passports to get stamped at 10 stations for a free honey stick at the Friends of the Nature Area Station!

Activities in the Central Area
Chester Miner & Native American Singers & Drummers
Cynthia Brian, author and actor – Garden Wisdom
Wildlife Columnist, Joan Morris
Wildlife Tattoos – Coyote Brush Studios
Face Painting – Orinda Juniorettes
Sustainable Contra Costa
OIS Green Team hands-on activities
Orinda Historical Society
Friends of the Moraga Adobe
Old Yellow House – net-zero historic home on Moraga Way
Live music performed by ALMA students
Solar Oven Cooking – Wendy Helms
Nature Fun – EBMUD
Tile Painting
Nature Art
Pond Explorations
Frontier Chemistry – Daniel Phillips
Buzzing with Honey Bees – Steve Gentry
Friends of Orinda Creeks
Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area
Massage by Derry Calay
Plein Air Artists
Tours start from Tour Tree every hour, beginning at 12:30 with Reg Barrett and John Helms

Critter Hunt in Garden – 1:00 and 3:00 – Kindergarten and younger – take home toy critters!

Raffle Drawing – 4:15 (need not be present to win)

Activities in the Dining Area
Food Tent
Food Tickets