Outing / Event Description

Bohemia Ecological Preserve Docent-Led Hike: Bats, Moths & Bugs Harvest Moon Hike | 9.20.13


20, 2013


5:30 PM TO 10:00 PM
Status: Closed


Join docent Joani and entomologist Kandis for an adult-focused adventure into the twilight of Bohemia Ecological Preserve.   We’ll be exploring the world of moths and other insects (maybe catching and releasing a few),  bats  (neither catching nor releasing), enjoying a marvelous potluck with beverages, and wondering at the harvest moon.    Fun, beauty, adventure, good food and drink, good company…. What more could one desire?

Note on timing:  We will do our best to get back to our vehicles by 10pm.  However, it is possible we will get back later than intended.  If you have plans directly after this hike that you cannot miss this may not be the outing for you.  Early departures cannot be accommodated.  Thank you for your understanding!

Hike Details: Please come prepared for a moderate hike with some steep sections & uneven terrain (approx. 2 miles).

When and Where
: We will meet at 5:30pm Friday September 20th at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve, just past Westminster Woods.  From the intersection of Graton Road and Bohemian Highway in Occidental, travel approximately 3 miles north on Bohemian Highway. The Preserve is on the right-hand side (if you are coming from Occidental) & looks like a quarry.   Watch for staff or volunteers located at Bohemian Highway to direct you to parking!

What to bring:  Sturdy boots or shoes, weather appropriate clothing in layers, flashlights, potluck item to share, beverage, personal plates and utensils, folding chair or something to sit on while we gaze at the sky, binoculars or telescopes and your sense of wonder. Cameras highly recommended.

 Details, Details:

  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
  • There is one porta-potty on the property (2/3 mile into our hike).  There is no potable water available on the property.
  • No pets or smoking are permitted and absolutely no smoking pets!
  • We will stay together as a group & leave together.  Early departures cannot be accommodated except in case of medical emergency.


Email outings@LandPaths.org or call 707.524.9318 with any questions. Looking forward to seeing you at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve!


Visit our cancellation page to cancel your registration.  If you need to cancel, please know that the more notice you give us the better.  We usually cannot fill a space with only a day or two notice.  If you cannot notify us in time, please consider making a donation to support more outings in the future for yourself & others.  Thank you for your consideration! 


LandPaths is committed to steward this new preserve in a way that creates a community asset.  We make this commitment with confidence, knowing together, YOU, LandPaths and the broader community, can create a place that reflects our shared values.  This is particularly important and critical, as Bohemia has no public funding.

Please consider a donation for this outing.  You can make a donation online here or in person on the day of the outing.

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Location :
Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 6773, Bohemian Hwy

Occidental, CA, US, 95465