Fish Feeding Time: Get close to crabs and see flounder, perch and pipefish. 3-3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187, www.ebparksonline.org.
Family Nature Hour: Get to know the natural world through stories, games and fun activities. For ages 5 and older. 2-3 p.m. March 2. Coyote Hills, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont. 510-544-3220, www.ebparksonline.org.
Explore the Bay at Low Tide: See the creatures that normally hide beneath the sea. Wear mud boots or old shoes and search for crabs in the mud. 10-11:30 a.m. March 2-3 and March 30. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187, www.ebparksonline.org.
Bird Walk: New and experienced birders can discover behavior patterns, migration and habitat during this bird walk for ages 8 and older. 8-11 a.m. March 2. Sunol-Ohlone, 1895 Geary Road, Sunol. Registration required. 888-327-2757, www.ebparksonline.org.
Wake Up The Farm: "Little Farmers" can say good morning to the sheep and goats and help prepare a snack for the farm animals. 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 2-16 and Sunday, March 10. Ardenwood 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 888-327-2757, www.ebparksonline.org.
Story time and Nature Fun: Meet characters like the Lorax, hermit crabs and "Swimmey the Fish" through stories. 11-11:30 a.m. Sundays, through March. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187, www.ebparksonline.org.
Toddler Time: Kids 1-4 years can meet and learn all about a new animal friend thorough stories, chores and fun. 11-11:30 a.m. March 5: Sheep. March 12: Chickens. March 19: Goats. March 26: Cows. April 2: Rabbits. April 9: Sheep. April 16: Chickens. April 23: Goats. April 30: Pigs. Ardenwood 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 888-327-2757, www.ebparksonline.org.
Gorgeous Goats: Kids can lend a hand with exercising and grooming goats. 11:30 a.m.-noon March 9 and March 30. Ardenwood 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 888-327-2757, www.ebparksonline.org.
Chickens 101: Rachel Hoff from Dog Island Farm will discuss what is needed to be a successful chicken keeper. 10 a.m.-noon March 9. Loma Vista Farm, 150 Rainier Ave. Vallejo. The class is free but donations accepted. 606-556-8765, www.lomavistafarm.org.
Reptile Ramble: Playful activities and visit with reptiles. For ages 5 and older. 1-2:30 p.m. March 9. Coyote Hills, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont. 510-544-3220, www.ebparksonline.org.
Little Farm Goat Hike: Take a short hike and explore the historic connections between humans and goats. 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 9. Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. 510-544-2233.
Introduction to Fly Fishing: Beginner anglers spend three hours at Lake Anza casting with a fly-casting instructor then two and a half hours of classroom instruction on knots, fly selection, reading the water and more. For ages 12 and older. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. March 10. Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. $66. Registration required. 888-327-2757, www.ebparksonline.org.
Little Lambs: See baby lambs play, feed their moms a snack and learn about their wool. 1:30-2:30 p.m. March 10, March 24 and 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 13. Ardenwood, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 510-544-2797. www.ebparksonline.org.
Nesting Time: Search for nests of all types, then make a few of your own. 11 a.m.-noon March 10. Ardenwood 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 888-327-2757, www.ebparksonline.org.
Busy Bees: Meet a Queen Bee and learn about her subjects' plant habitats and elaborate comb structure from Judy's Bees at this adult nature program. Noon-1:30 p.m. March 16. Sulphur Creek Nature Center, 1801 D St., Hayward. $18. 510-881-6700.
Pet First Aid and CPR: Learn how to save a pet's life during an emergency, minimize trauma after injury and safely transport an injured pet to the veterinary clinic. For ages 12 and older. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24. Lake Chabot, 17600 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley. $51. Registration required. 888-327-2757, www.ebparksonline.org.
"Take a Walk in the Park Day": Explore the wilder side of the farm. Search for animal signs and feathered friends.
Animal Feeding at Ardenwood: Check for eggs, bring hay to the livestock and learn the animals' favorite foods. 3 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 510-544-2797, www.ebparks.org.
The Buzz on Beekeeping: Join Alan and Nella Henninger, owners of Henninger Hill Apiary, for a talk about honey bees, their benefits in the garden and how to protect them. 10 a.m.-noon March 2. Guadalupe River Park and Gardens Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose. $15. $10 members. Preregistration required. 408-298-7657, www.grpg.org.
Fishing in the City: Learn to fish clinics teach the basics of fishing to children and adolescents ages 5-15. Equipment and tackle are provided. There is no charge for the clinics but there may be a park entrance fee. Each adult may bring two children; a driver's license is required for a rod loan. For information, email email@example.com.
Dog Book Reading Club: Do you love dogs? Want to learn more about their behavior, training, learning, body language, and using positive training methods? The Humane Society Silicon Valley Dog Book Reading Club meets from 2-4 p.m. fourth Sundays monthly to discuss a different book. 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas. Free. 408-262-2133, www.hssv.org.
AROUND THE STATE
Yolo Basin Wildlife Area: Tour the 16,000-acre wildlife area with an experienced field trip leader. View flooded seasonal and permanent wetlands, native grasslands and young riparian forests. Depending on the season, look for migrating and resident waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, raptors and wading birds. 9 a.m.-noon, second Saturdays monthly, through April. www.yolobasin.org/events.cfm.
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Guided Wetlands Tours: A wildlife naturalist will lead a group (minimum of 18 people) through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Learn wildlife identification and behavior patterns, conservations efforts and more. The experience can be customized to include requested information, along a half-mile walking route. For information and scheduling, call 530-846-7505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region2/graylodge/index.html.
Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve docent-led walks: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Binoculars and bird books available to borrow at no cost. Visitor Center and main overlook are fully accessible. Day use is $4.32 per person, ages 16 and older. Groups of 10 or more should schedule a separate tour. www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region4/elkhorn.html.
MOBILE ADOPTION SITES
Contra Costa County Animal Services
Send animal related events to email@example.com.