Sunday, May 9, 2010

Petaluma, Casa Grande Rd. - Adobe - May 7, 2010

Walking Distance: 5.6 mi.
Walking Time: 2 hrs., 19 min. (1:07 - 3:26 p.m.)
Start and End Point: Street parking, on Casa Grande Road, Petaluma, CA

After walking the full length of Casa Grande Rd., I arrived at an old Adobe house, part of Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. Unfortunately, after walking down Adobe to the park's entrance, I discovered the park was closed due to budget cuts.

I walked back down Casa Grande, and paused briefly to visit with a sheep who trotted up to the fence to say hello. It was probably hoping for a snack, but it had to settle for a scratch behind the ears instead. What a friendly sheep.

When I returned to the SW end of Casa Grande, I walked a small loop trail around the Rocky Memorial Dog Park (not shown on map); well worn dog ball (shown) at marsh grass edge. And then I tried to find the entrance to Shollenberger Park trails (shown as purple lines on map).

Wildlife Sightings:
13 crows; 19 little brown jobs (LBJs); 6 sheep; 10 swallows; 11 red-winged blackbirds; 2 dragonflies; 1 turkey vulture; 1 blue and white kite stuck in telephone wire; 2 mattresses; 9 cows (grazing in distance); 2 lizards (+ 8 blurs in bushes); 1 killdeer; 1 bumblebee; 4 planes flying in formation; 1 fly; and 3 unidentified flying bugs.