Field Trip: Workshop and Beginning Bird Walk at Rush Ranch CANCELED

Date: Saturday November 24, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM

Walks and workshops aimed at beginning birders are held twice a month on Saturdays at various locations in Napa and Solano Counties. This particular workshop has been postponed from November 17, due to the smoke in the area, and will start at 10 a.m., followed by a walk in Rush Ranch at 10:30 a.m.

(NSAS Event)

Details:

Leader: Crystal DeMarco

Description: Barn Owls are part of our popular culture, ancient mythology, and are just plain amazing. Join Napa-Solano Audubon for a workshop on Barn Owls. We’ll discuss their physical adaptations, and also their breeding habits and their role as an apex predator. The old barn at Rush Ranch has also been home to nesting Barn Owls this year, and we’ll learn about Barn Owl nestboxes, choosing suitable locations, and how you can obtain one.

The workshop will last from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a walk through the ranch, with views of the surrounding marshlands. Walks are appropriate for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and bring water and binoculars if you have them. Layers and insect repellent are recommended.

This walk is in coordination with the Solano Land Trust. Their monthly “Get the Rush,” event is held at the same time. For more information about Get the Rush please use this link. http://rushranch.net/activities-and-events.php

Directions: From Vallejo - take I-80 east to Fairfield and exit at HWY 12 to Rio Vista. Proceed on HWY 12 approximately 3 miles to Grizzly Island Rd. Turn right on Grizzly Island Rd and proceed approximately 2 miles to ranch entrance on right. Parking is Free. Restroom is available at the visitor center.

submitted on November 11, 2018, at 02:28 PM PST

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