Join Larry Broderick and team for a hiking tour featuring resident, migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. Broderick is a gifted and entertaining teacher who brings over 25 years of experience researching, rescuing and rehabilitating raptors. Learn about these majestic birds, including where they go, what they do, and how to distinguish different species based on their looks, behaviors, and the ways they fly. Birds of prey we’ve seen on past hikes include Golden and Bald Eagles, Rough-legged, Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned and Ferruginous Hawks, Peregrine and Prairie Falcons, and other more common raptor species.
$10 per person for the guided hike (payable when registering). All proceeds help Solano Land Trust protect land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land.
$6 per motorized vehicle (self pay system in parking lot, cash or check only), or an annual parking pass can be purchased; call 707-784-6765 for details. All proceeds help Solano County Parks keep this land open and safe.
WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: (1) All ages are welcome but they must be prepared for a slow-to-moderate pace covering about 4 miles. The route includes rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds and thorny plants. Expect rough, rocky, uneven ground. Expect to hike off-trail for extended periods of time. (2) This is a working ranch where free-range cattle roam as they please. (3) There is no drinking water. (4) There is one outhouse, located in the parking lot. (5) In order to protect wildlife, cattle, and rare plants—and for your pet’s safety—dogs are not allowed. (6) Take only pictures, leave only footprints. (7) Maintain a safe distance from cattle and wildlife, and be aware that this is tick, mountain lion, poison oak, and potentially rattlesnake country.
WHAT TO BRING: (1) $6 cash or check for parking and, if you haven’t already registered, $10 for the guided hike. (2) A backpack with plenty of water and snacks. (3) Boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes that grip well. (4) Long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. (5) Protection from the elements—sun (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses), wind, fog, rain. (6) Also recommended: Binoculars, camera, hiking sticks, bug repellent.
MEETING PLACE: Click here for directions to Lynch Canyon. Meet your guide in the parking lot.
WEATHER PLAN: Rain may cancel. Call Larry at 707-791-0335 if the weather is uncertain.
REGISTRATION: Space is limited. Pre-registration recommended at http://conta.cc/2fcUx97.
Date(s) - Sun, Dec 18, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
3100 Lynch Road, Vallejo
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