SJ AUDUBON JUNE FIELD TRIPS (Mark your calendars)
INTRODUCTORY BIRDING @ LODI LAKE
Date: June 04, 2022 Saturday 8:00 AM
Where: Lodi Lake. See the Map
Join leader Pat Paternostro at the north end of Laurel Ave. in Lodi (on the east side of Lodi Lake Park, off of Turner Rd.) at 8:00 AM. Birders of all skill levels are welcome, but the focus will be on birding fundamentals. Extra binoculars and field guides will be available.
COSUMNES RIVER WALK
Date: June 11, 2022 SATURDAY 6:30 AM
Where: Cosumnes River Preserve. See the Map
Join leader Pat Paternostro for the monthly River Walk bird count through the varied habitats of the CRP. Meet Pat at the visitor center on Franklin Blvd at 6:30 AM.
WOODBRIDGE WILDERNESS SURVEY
Date: June 18, 2022 SATURDAY 8:00 AM
Where: Woodbridge Wilderness Area. See the Map
Join leaders Kathy Bonham and Virginia Bonham for our monthly census of this small riparian area on the banks of the Mokelumns River. Meet the leaders at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridge at 8:00 AM
MONTHLY CENSUS @ FISH HATCHERY
Date: June 25, 2022 SATURDAY 8:00 AM
Where: Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery. See the Map
Join leaders Joanne Katanic and Liz West for our monthly census of this lovely riparian area on the Mokelumne River below Camanche Dam. Meet the leaders in the fish hatchery first parking lot at 8:00 AM.
INDIAN GRINDING ROCK STATE HISTORIC PARK
Date: June 26, 2022 SUNDAY 8:00 AM
Where: 14881 Pine Grove Volcano Rd, Pine Grove See the Map
Meet Donna Marciano at the parking lot for a day of birding at this wonderful small State Park. The birdlife varies depending on the season, but many species are seen year-round, including Turkey Vultures, Scrub and Steller’s Jays, California Quail, Acorn and Hairy Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Hermit Thrushes, and Wild Turkeys (non-native). In early summer, there will be the bright colors of the Western Tanager, Northern Oriole, Black Evening Grosbeaks, Western Bluebirds, and Anna’s Hummingbirds can be seen in the woods around the meadow. A bird list is available at the museum. Trip goes till 2 or so, bring water, hat, and lunch for a picnic after the trip, tables are available. Some light to moderate walking. This trip is open to all, beginner, or experienced birders welcome. Part of the bird walk is wheelchair accessible, other half is on dirt path. There is a parking fee which also covers entrance into museum, definitively worth a trip inside.
Alan England, Stockton