BINGO - Be In Nature, Get Outside
Brought to you by Mendocino Land Trust and MendoParks
To encourage local folks to get outside during the pandemic, we are offering a free activity in our local state parks and Mendocino Land Trust preserves. You can also earn fun prizes!
Here’s how to play:
- Print the bingo card or save it to your phone. You can view it here, long press or right click to save.
- Take photos of the objects or places shown in the bingo squares. You or your family must take the photos with a camera or phone. Using photos from the internet does not count – we want you to get outside!
- To win, you will need to take photos of all the objects/places in a row of the bingo board. 5 squares in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally will do it.
- To win a prize, post the photos on Facebook or Instagram and tag @mendocinolandtrust so we will see them. If you don’t use Instagram or Facebook, you can email the photos to MendoBingo@gmail.com
- Want to try for blackout? That’s when you get a photo of EVERY object/place on the bingo card. Complete the entire card and be entered to win a bigger prize
Not sure how to get to the places on the BINGO card? Visit http://www.mendocinolandtrust.org/trails/ for descriptions and maps of the trails or use the links below.
Here are a few places that you can walk or bike to from Fort Bragg:
- Hare Creek Beach - This lovely beach is nearby! Go south across the Noyo Bridge and begin walking behind the community college.
- Pudding Creek Beach - Go just north of Fort Bragg for access to this scenic beach.
- MacKerricher State Park Visitor Center and the whale skeleton - Travel 3 miles north of Fort Bragg. You can walk or bike on the Haul Road or drive. The visitor center and whale skeleton are located next to the park entrance station.
- Laguna Point - also in MacKerricher State Park, at the end of the boardwalk. Great place to look for marine mammals.
South of Fort Bragg:
- Belinda Point - another of the coast’s breathtaking vista points. This hidden gem of a trail is just a couple of miles south of Fort Bragg.
- Caspar Uplands - This trail can be reached from Caspar Beach. You will spend time traveling through a magical forest and still have time to have a picnic at Caspar Beach.
- Van Damme State Park - Visit this beautiful park in Little River and go to the Fern Canyon Trail to learn how salmon, healthy forests, and the ocean interact.
- Jug Handle State Natural Reserve - The reserve is halfway between Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Visit some of the tallest trees in the region and a pygmy forest, all in one park.
North of Fort Bragg:
- Old Smith Ranch Trail - The newest Mendocino Land Trust coastal access point overlooks the Ten Mile River estuary.
- Sand dunes - the Ten Mile Dunes just south of Ten Mile River bridge are not the only dunes in the area, but they are certainly the most impressive.
- Seaside Beach - Located just north of Ten Mile River, this easily accessible beach is a great place to walk and explore.
Questions? Send an email to MendoBingo@gmail.com.