Local author and wilder, Jessica Carew Kraft is generously meeting with The Friends twice this fall!

  • Fall Event Jessica Kraft will lead a “ Rewilding & Natural Navigation Walk” at EBRPD’s Sibley Park on October 28 from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/708752296197?aff=oddtdtcreator                           Join The Friends and Jessica Carew Kraft, California naturalist and author of Why We Need to Be Wild for an adventurous wild wander at the Sibley Volcanic Preserve. Nature is always making a map for us, and the land is full of clues and signs. We will learn and practice techniques for reading the landscape used by wildlife trackers and all of our ancestors to forage and navigate. If you’ve ever wondered about how humans survived and thrived in wild environments, or questioned how to keep yourself from getting lost without using GPS, this afternoon excursion will give you more knowledge and the confidence to safely wander off the beaten path. Expand your perception of subtle signs in nature so that you can “read” trees, water paths, shadows, animal signs, and several species of edible plants. Kraft will also share her personal story of learning the skills of rewilding depicted in her book. 

Bring your book, or purchase one from her there & get it signed! Books- $20.50  https://www.amazon.com/s?k=why+we+need+to+be+wild+by+jessica+carew+kraft&crid=Q3O8QIE2BIAV&sprefix=jessica+carew+kraft%2Caps%2C119&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_19

2+ mile hike. Bring sturdy footwear, water bottle, snack, and notebook (for notetaking). Park at the Sibley Staging Area at 6800 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611