What I knew about wilderness docents: They can win a staring contest with a bobcat, they can make a spicy stew from pine cones and rattlesnake venom, they can smell deer from half a mile away, and they only tell time by judging the position of the sun.
What I now know about docents: I was wrong about them. While some of them may be able to do some or all of these things, you'd be more likely to find Chuck Norris arm-wrestling a coyote in Wildwood Canyon than you would find a nature park docent collecting pine cones for dinner.
The docents make up an important part of the Burbank park ecosystem, even if they are not all Paul Bunyans. They are guides, teachers and leaders and they are stewards of the lands that weave through Stough and Wildwood Canyons, up the Verdugos and around into the valley.