Upcoming Sonoma County Bird Walks
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Subject: Upcoming Sonoma County Bird Walks
Date: May 3, 2007 11:21:48 AM PDT
Saturday May 5, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
BODEGA BAY. �Beginners Bird Walk. Meet at the rail ponds parking lot.
From the center of the town of Bodega Bay, drive north on Highway 1,
turn left at East Shore Road (the Bodega Head turnoff), then turn right
at the stop sign and continue 0.3 mile to the parking lot on the right.
Informal carpools leave Santa Rosa at 7:15 AM. To participate, please
arrive about ten minutes earlier to make arrangements. Santa Rosa
meeting place: Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space
District office, 747 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. The parking lot is
behind the office (access from Carillo Street).� Bring lunch, liquids,
and layers of clothing.� Rain cancels. Leaders: Tom Cashman, 433-2528
and Richard Hurley, 833-4286.�
Thursday May 10, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
MAYACAMAS MOUNTAIN AUDUBON SANCTUARY AND PINE FLAT ROAD. Walkabout.
Meet for carpooling at Alexander Valley Community Church on Alexander
Valley Road, immediately west of the Jimtown Store. Bring lunch and
liquids. For information: Tom McCuller, <sisyphus@...> or
Saturday June 16, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Kathy and Dave Biggs will help us find and identify the dragonflies
along Pine Flat Road and on the Mayacamas Sanctuary. Behavior and
biology will be explained. We'll visit seeps, springs, ponds, creeks,
and end at the Russian River. Each habitat should present us with a
different Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies) fauna. Close focus
binoculars are best; 10X or higher hand lenses would be helpful. Please
wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. Minimum age is 12 years.
�NOTE: Rain cancels this easy hike.
Saturday June 23, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
A second hike with Lynn Houser to see late spring flowers and plant
growth in the Sanctuary. Plant identification, ecology, and natural
history of the Mayacamas area will be featured. This is a moderately
strenuous three-to four-mile hike. Bring binoculars, field guides, and
camera.� Plant lists will be available. Older children OK with
Wednesday May 16, 8:30 AM
ANDERSON MARSH AND CLEAR LAKE STATE PARKS. Walkabout. Meet in the
Anderson Marsh State Park parking lot (3/4 mile north of Lower Lake on
Highway 53). There is a $4 parking fee. Bring lunch and liquids. For
information: Tom McCuller, <sisyphus@...> or 546-1812.
Saturday May 19, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
MAYACAMAS AUDUBON SANCTUARY. Beginners Bird Walk. A day�s excursion
through the Mayacamas Sanctuary and along Pine Flat Road. Bring lunch
and liquids. Meet for carpooling at the Alexander Valley Community
Church, two doors west of the Jimtown Store on Alexander Valley Road.
Rain cancels. Leaders: Tom Cashman, 433-2528; Ken Wilson, 775-2558; and
Ian Morrison, 833-2065.
Saturday May 19, 10:00 AM
SHOLLENBERGER PARK. Petaluma Wetlands Alliance leads a children/family
nature walk. One to two hours, dependent on age of children. Meet at
the first kiosk. Rain cancels. Contact Gerald or Mary Edith Moore,
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