Exploring the Trees of Bohemia Ecological Preserve: An Outdoor Workshop for the Homeschool Community 

Bohemia Ecological Preserve, Occidental  

Friday, December 13th 9am- 12pm 

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Join us as we hike through the beautiful Bohemia Ecological Preserve to interact with a handful of different tree species. We'll explore the forests, full of trees such as Douglas firs,California Buckeye, Native willows, and Oaks. This outing will be geared for home-school children and parents and will include a time of drawing in our nature journals. Our route will be a little over 3 miles.  

Where: The north gate entrance to Bohemia Preserve is located on Bohemian Highway approximately 3.1 miles south of Monte Rio.  From Monte Rio, drive South on Bohemian Highway for approximately 3.1 miles, notice a row of large boulders on your left.   The entrance to the property is on a straight stretch of road, on your left, immediately after this row of boulders.  If you pass an area that looks like a quarry on your left, you’ve just passed the property entrance.  

What to bring: 

  • A water bottle and some snacks for the day 

  • Warm clothing in layers, in case of rain 

  • Comfortable walking shoes or boots  

  • A clipboard with a colored pencil  

  • Your own nature Journal 

  • Binoculars, if you'd like  

What to expect:  

  • To hike around 3 miles on varrying terrain  

  • We will stay together as a group, and early accomodations cannot be made  

  • This hike willl be led by Volunteer docents  

  • We ask that you leave your pets at home  

  • There is no potable water on site 

  • There is a porta-potty restroom on site  

What if it's raining? Any steady rainfall beyond sprinkles will call for cancellation. If in doubt please call (707) 544-7284 (then press 1) after 7:00 AM on the day of the outing. If there is no special message the event is on! 

Contact: For any other questions or concerns, or if you would like to register over the phone, please contact Jesica Rodriguez by calling 707-544-7284 #107, or by emailing 

To register, click here!