Opportunity to visit the Bufferlands this Saturday

Chris Conard

Hi folks,

Opportunities to visit the Regional San (Sacramento Regional WTP) Bufferlands are limited, especially in the past two years, so I'm glad to share that there will be six miles of trails available to walk and look for birds at your own pace this Saturday, from 7 AM to 3 PM.

Wild Things Walk
Saturday, May 21st, 7 AM to 3 PM.
You don’t need to sign up in advance (see below)
***No pets, please***
Walk on the Wildside is on hold for another year, but Regional San is happy to invite you for a Wild Things Walk on Saturday May 21st.  Six miles of trails will be open on the Regional San Bufferlands. Our trails will be staffed with biologists and docents to help you find your way and to answer any nature-related questions. This is a great time to see our riparian forests, oak woodlands, and seasonal wetlands, all in their spring beauty.  During this time of year, Swainson’s hawks are seen soaring in the sky, broods of ducklings and goslings are readily spotted in the wetlands, and migrating songbirds may be moving through the forests.
There will be a handful of exhibitors at the trailhead, including Northern California Bats, Sacramento Wildlife Care, and the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (SVCNPS). SVCNPS will have native flower seeds for sale and will lead a botany walk through our Oak Forest Trail at 11 am.  The Miridae Mobile Plant Nursery plans to be onsite from 8:00 to 11:00 with native plants available for purchase. The day will also include two wild animal shows (10 am and Noon) by Wild Things, Inc. This local wild animal rescue provides an informative and entertaining program using rescued wildlife ambassadors that are not able to be released into the wild. It is always a crowd favorite.
The event will begin at 7 AM and close at 3 PM. Come by at any time during the event hours. The event and parking are free. Dress for the weather and bring water.  There will be no food vendors onsite, but feel free to pack a picnic or whatever trail snacks you think that you will need.
Take I-5 or Highway 99 south from Sacramento. Exit at Cosumnes River Blvd. Take Cosumnes River Blvd west to Freeport Blvd. Take Freeport Blvd south, past the golf course and the small town of Freeport. Turn left at signs opposite Cliff’s Marina (8651 River Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832). Follow signs to the parking area.
For more information about the Bufferlands, you can check www.bufferlands.com
Hope to see you on Saturday!
Chris Conard
Natural Resource Specialist
SRWTP Bufferlands
8521 Laguna Station Rd.
Elk Grove, CA  95758
(916) 203-1610 cell