California Raptor Center Leads Free Field Trip April 11
March 20, 2009
Join the California Raptor Center for an exciting all-day field trip, “Rocks, Raptors and Wildflowers,” to explore the natural history of western Yolo County. We will feature rocks and flowers on the ground and raptors in the air. The field trip guides are experienced naturalists and will show participants how to observe all these natural wonders for maximum enjoyment. Wildlife enthusiasts of all levels and experience are welcome. Bring binoculars for birds and magnifying lenses for wildflowers.
The field trip will begin at the California Raptor Center at 8:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 11, 2009. You will be using your own car or car pooling with other participants westward and northward across Yolo County via Winters and Putah Creek. Be sure to pack a lunch for a picnic stop. We will then visit Cache Creek Canyon and Bear Valley before returning between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The California Raptor Center is located on the south edge of the UC Davis campus. Turn south on Old Davis Road from the UC Davis/Mondavi exit off Interstate 80, and then left onto the levee road at the sign for the California Raptor Center (immediately before the Putah Creek Bridge). Follow the paved levee road one block and turn diagonally left, going down into the CRC parking lot to your immediate right. Parking is free.
There is no fee for the field trip; this event is meant as an educational experience, and you don’t have to be a “birder” to enjoy the experience. The group is limited to 25 persons. So that we can confirm your reservation, please contact CRC at 530-752-9994 and register by leaving a message with your name, number of people in your party and a phone number (including area code) where you can be reached.
The California Raptor Center (CRC) is an educational and research facility of the School of Veterinary Medicine. This unit is dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey (raptors). A museum and the permanent collection of living, non-releasable raptors are open to public view on weekdays and Saturdays.
The center staff and volunteers take in more than 200 sick, injured, and orphaned raptors each year, successfully returning about 60% to the wild. We also provide hands-on training in the veterinary care and management of birds of prey to those interested in rehabilitation. The center offers educational programs to schools, ecological and environmental organizations, and the community through special presentations and open house events.
Private contributions play a vital role in the rescue and release of raptors. Learn how you can help the California Raptor Center.
Lis Fleming, firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-753-2295