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WildQuest 2017 is still under development, please check back soon for updates on future quests.

WildQuest leads you on a grand adventure throughout Vallejo.
Explore around the city and find designated nature spots with your friends and family, capture your discovery, post it to social media and claim your very cool reward!

3 cute temporary tattoos and a fantastic coyote magnet are up for grabs.


WildQuest has ended for 2016


Event Quests 2016

Event Quests are on going til Oct 15th

These missions will help you explore different Visions of the Wild 2016 Events. The missions will inspire your interaction with the events and provoke your thoughts. Post a selfie of your found mission objective to @VizWild or use hashtag #VizWild on your favorite social media platform and present your image to the event coordinator to claim your awesome prize! Be sure to tell them you are on the Wild Quest adventure!

Nature Quests 2016

Nature Quests are on going til Oct 15th

These missions will take you around Vallejo to explore different special places of nature in the city. The missions can be completed anytime. Post a selfie photo of your found mission objective to @VizWild or use hashtag #VizWild on your favorite social media platform and present your image at the Forest Service Booth at the Vallejo farmers’ market on Sept 17 for your geocache treasure(s).

Farmers Market Quests 2016

Farmers Market Quests have ended for 2016

These missions are taking place during the Vallejo Farmers’ Market on September 17.

All missions start at the U.S. Forest Service Booth. Post a selfie of your found mission objective to @VizWild or use hashtag #VizWild on your favorite social media platform and present your image at the USFS Booth to claim your awesome prize. Note that the Natural Vallejo and Visions of the Wild Event Quests can also be done this day.

Nature Quests

Nature Quests have ended for 2016

These missions will take you around Vallejo to explore different special places of nature in the city. The missions can be completed anytime. Post a selfie photo of your found mission objective to @VizWild or use hashtag #VizWild on your favorite social media platform and present your image at any of the listed galleries below to claim your Treasure Hunt reward!

Participating Galleries:

Temple Art Lofts Gallery – until October 15th
Corner of Virginia & Marin Streets, Vallejo
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Fri: 1pm-6pm,  Sat. 11am-4pm

Artiszen Cultural Arts Center – until until October 9th
337 Georgia Street, Vallejo
Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sat., 11am to 5pm


California Live Oak Mission

Coordinates: 38°06’12.0″N 122°14’29.2″W

The California Live Oak is a native California tree that grows naturally in creek beds and ravines. This one is 75 to 100 years old and probably sprouted from an acorn that landed here naturally rather than being planted by humans.

(Street parking available. Do not disturb residents.)

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Coast Redwood Mission

Coordinates: 38°06’30.3″N 122°15’24.8″W

How many coast redwoods do you see nearby?

Do you see any cones?

These trees are around 130 years old and were planted when the park was founded.

(Street parking available. Do not disturb residents.)

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Bunya-Bunya Mission (Bunya Pine)

Coordinates: 38°05’55.1″N 122°16’16.7″W

How many bunya-bunya trees do you see nearby?

These are 150 years old and are the oldest specimens growing in the United States.

In 1868, Commandant James Alden requested ship captains bring trees back from their cruises to Mare Island, creating the first arboretum on the West Coast.

These trees are native to Australia.

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Giant Sequoia Mission

Coordinates: 38°07’04.0″N 122°14’29.2″W

Somewhere between 80-90 years old, the natural habitat for these trees is on the western slope of central and southern Sierra Nevada forests.

Did you know Giant Sequoias need fire in order to reproduce? Heat causes the cones to open, releasing the seeds inside. Fire also opens up bare patches of ground for seeds to sprout in and makes holes in the tree canopy so young trees are exposed to sunlight.

(Street parking available. Do not disturb residents.)

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Osprey Nest Mission

Coordinates: 38°05’35.2″N 122°16’07.4″W

Where is the nest?
Can you make out any details of the nest?
What is on the ground under the nest?
Can you see an osprey? Can you hear one?

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Event Quests

Event Quests have ended for 2016

These missions will help you explore different Visions of the Wild 2016 Events. The missions will inspire your interaction with the events and provoke your thoughts. Post a selfie of your found mission objective to @VizWild or use hashtag #VizWild on your favorite social media platform and present your image to the event coordinator to claim your awesome prize! Be sure to tell them you are on the Wild Quest adventure!


Wild Places in Urban Spaces Mission

Coordinates: 38°06’03.4″N 122°15’25.2″W

Birds, Bugs and Botany. Wild things are all around us, even in the city. Choose one or more of the following missions at this location to see how people interact with Wild Places in Urban Spaces. (Accessible Sept 09 – Oct 09; W-Sa, 11-5)

  • Bugs: Insect wings have unique, complex patterns, and when magnified many times may be turned into beautiful flowers by an artist. Find the flowers created from fly wings, take a picture of the one that is most interesting to you. Why do you think bug wings are not all the same?
  • Birds: Some birds can act a little bit like human beings, and like to imitate them. Can you find a bird like this in the exhibit? This bird can recognize its friends by their individual voices and beak clickings. Take a picture next to this one, or of your favorite bird in the show. Where can you find this bird in the wild?
  • Botany: Leaves have patterns as complex and varied as insect wings: sometimes the veins in a leaf can look like a road map. An artist in this exhibit was inspired to create leaves with maps on them – take a picture of one. Why do leaves have veins in them? Are they like roads in any way that you can think of?
  • Post your picture to @VizWild and @artiszenvallejo

Show your picture at the front desk at this location to redeem for your geocache treasure.

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Ink, Iron and Nature Mission

Coordinates: 38°06’11.6″N 122°15’19.7″W

In addition to art of body ink and iron, explore this gallery of flowers, photographs, underwater scenes, and animals. (Accessible Sept 9-18; Tue-Sat, 12-7pm)

  • Take a selfie with your favorite piece of art! Post to @VizWild

Show your picture at the front desk at this location for your geocache treasure.

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Wild by Nature Mission

Coordinates: 38°06’08.2″N 122°15’24.7″W

Think about the intersection of nature and the city and issues of encroachment, adaptation, and transmutation (of species) as habitats change. (Accessible Sept 9-Oct 15; Thurs-Fri: 1pm-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm)

  • Take a selfie with the exhibit that shows how interactions between nature and the city can be positive or negative. Post to @VizWild
    • Show your picture at the front desk for your geocache treasure.
  • Is there an example of how nature and the city intersects at your house?

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Wild in the City: Untamed Mission

Coordinates: 38°06’10.4″N 122°15’23.3″W

Explore common aspects of nature’s wild in the urban setting that are sometimes unwelcome or taken for granted, or seen as boring, and yet, are unconquerable and everywhere. (Accessible Sept 9-Oct 6; Tue-Sat, 12-4)

  • Take a selfie with your favorite Corvid. Post to @VizWild or #VizWild
  • Show your picture at the front desk at this location for your geocache treasure.

While you are here – check out the view of Vallejo from the periscope on the 2nd floor.

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Farmers Market Quests

Farmers Market Quests have ended for 2016


These missions are taking place during the Vallejo Farmers’ Market on September 17.

All missions start at the U.S. Forest Service Booth. Post a selfie of your found mission objective to @VizWild or use hashtag #VizWild on your favorite social media platform and present your image at the USFS Booth to claim your awesome prize. Note that the Natural Vallejo and Visions of the Wild Event Quests can also be done this day.


Wild Totem Pole Mission

Coordinates: 38°06’01.4″N 122°15’45.9″W

Can you find the mini-totem pole here? Totem poles represent characters and stories from the native peoples living in the northwest of the U.S. and Canada. Totem poles often use themes of nature and animals to convey their meaning.

  • What do you think the story of this totem pole and its animals is?
  • Take a selfie next to the totem pole of you and a friend or two making your own totem pole and post to @VizWild.
    • Show your picture back at the Forest Service Booth for your geocache treasure.
  • What is the story of your totem pole?

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Fishing for Books Mission

Coordinates: 38°06’07.2″N 122°15’38.3″W

Locate the mural of tropical fish next to the library. How many fish are there on this mural? Why do you think some fish have such bright colors? Are these fish from the U.S. or some other country? Is there a place nearby that you can learn more about tropical fish?

  • Take a selfie next to your favorite fish and post to @VizWild.
    • Show your picture back at the Forest Service Booth for your geocache treasure.

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Traveling Butterflies Mission

Coordinates: 38°06’07.7″N 122°15’24.2″W

Monarch butterflies are migratory species and can fly from Canada to Mexico every year. But because they only live 2-5 weeks, their travel happens over generations. In California, monarch butterflies migrate from the mountains west to the coast and even south to Mexico for the winter. Monarch butterfly caterpillars only ear milkweed plant, so the butterflies can only lay their eggs in this plant. What would happen if there was no more milkweed plant on the migration routes in California?

  • Pretend you are butterfly just emerging from a cocoon and flying away the milkweed plant; take a selfie, and post to @VizWild.
    • Show your picture back at the Forest Service Booth for your geocache treasure.
  • You can order free milkweed seeds at http://www.pgmuseum.org/free-seed-distributions/

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