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Monthly Wildlife Walks
   
 
at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
   
 
There are wonders of nature to experience at every season at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary.
 
Black-necked Stilt baby
Matillija Poppy
Black-necked Stilt parent
  photos by Trude Hurd
   
  Join us at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month for an easy hour and a half Wildlife Walk to witness the varied interactions among plants, insects, birds, & wildlife at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine (near I-405).
 
These walks are for everyone, young and old, and they're free!
   
 
Directions to the
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

 
Here is a report from Jean Drum about the April Wildlife Walk:

“It was a lovely day at the marsh on Saturday. We started out with 12 people and were joined by more later, so we ended up with 19 visitors on the walk. We watched the avocets sweeping the water for their brunch, along with a lot of shorebird activity in Pond E.  All of this was accompanied by a well-hidden Common Yellowthroat talking to us. We made our way to a good viewing point for the Osprey platform where we saw the female tucked in on the nest. The male was nowhere to be seen. I hope he was fishing for her lunch. We talked about the bulrushes, examined the bladderpod and found harlequin bugs, discussed the cottonwood and the mugwort, and watched a solitary White Pelican glide gracefully by us as if he were showing off just for our enjoyment. We had a couple who were visiting from Denver who were so interested in California birds that they weren't so familiar with. We urged them to go up to Tucker in the afternoon. As usual, all the visitors seemed so interested and pleased with the marsh. That's what makes it so much fun and so satisfying.” And “I forgot to tell you that the couple from Denver enjoyed the walk so much that they said they would be back Monday, their last day in California, to walk around the marsh again and spend more time seeing everything.”

 


Sea & Sage Audubon Society
PO Box 5447 • Irvine, CA 92616 • 949-261-7963

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