Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 1, 2018

Tejon Ranch Wildflower and Birding Updates & Tours

Tejon Ranch Conservancy reports

Unfortunately, the lack of precipitation this winter has resulted in a poor wildflower bloom so far. There is some greenery and we will plan limited public access events for this spring, including member tours. In the meantime, we are looking at ways to build our capacity for additional public events. The Conservancy has partnered with several Audubon chapters in Southern California to offer expanded birding tours, already training about 15 new volunteers to co-lead trips. We are also recruiting volunteers to help lead existing volunteers host public access hikes a few times per month on various parts of the ranch. If you are interested in our next training, please email cfabbro@tejonconservancy.org. Our goal is to offer a wide variety of hikes and locations, from easy nature walks to adventurous daylong treks. Mark your calendar for our next wildflower host / hike co-leader training, taking place Sunday, March 11. Similar to the February 25 orientation (see photo below), we will conduct field training and walk volunteers through the process of co-hosting and supporting a variety of public access events, including tours and hikes.

We will continue to offer monthly member events, announced through Constant Contact. These fill up quickly, so if you are interested in participating, please make sure to respond when you receive the email notification. We are also hosting several volunteer days in April on the ranch—dates and registration links are posted on the web site under Public Access/Calendar. For those of you who have volunteered with the Conservancy, please mark Saturday, May 12 for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch. We are excited to host the event at a new picnic site in the heart of the ranch, nestled in the conifers with views to the southern Sierra.


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