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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 7, 2013

South Yuba River Park Wildflower, Bird, & Nature Walks

The South Yuba River Park Association  has scheduled Wildflower, Bird and Nature Walks for the coming year.

Wildflower Walks

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.

 

Bird Walks

Spring and Fall (free; donations welcomed).

March 17
April 21
May 19
June 9
July 14
Sept. 15
Oct. 20

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.

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