The South Yuba River Park Association has scheduled Wildflower, Bird and Nature Walks for the coming year.
Mid-March through Mid-May
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am (suggested donation $3)
The Buttermilk Bend trail is well known among locals for its spectacular explosion of wildflowers most springs. The display changes every week, so come more than once! Docents will identify the flowers and explain some of their natural history and traditional uses. Plan on 1.5 hours and 2 miles. No dogs.
click read more for bird and nature walks.
Spring and Fall (free; donations welcomed).
Meet at the north parking lot. 8AM. Our docent and resident bird expert, Bill Cortright, will lead an easy 2 hour stroll around Bridgeport. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have one. You might spot the Canyon Wren, American Dipper, Acorn Woodpecker, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Bald Eagle, Phainopepla and more.
Independence Trail Nature Walks
Celebrate Springtime on the Independence Trail! Join our knowledgeable docents to learn more about the flora and fauna of the Independence Trail and South Yuba River. Tours are wheelchair-accessible and last about 2 hours. Call the Visitor Center for the schedule.