Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 13, 2019

Jepson Prairie Docent Training Begins Feb. 4, 2019

BECOME A JEPSON PRAIRIE TOUR GUIDE Lead weekend walks each spring

Jepson Prairie is one of the premier vernal pool and native bunchgrass prairie habitats in California. Visitors from the Bay Area to the foothills come to see the colorful wildflower displays in spring as the temporary pools evaporate. The Jepson Prairie Docents offer weekend tours to interpret the mysteries of vernal pools and the ancient and now-threatened creatures that live in them.

In conjunction with the Solano Land Trust, the Jepson Prairie Docents are offering a series of classes to train new docents, starting on February 4th, 2020. Participants in the training will learn about vernal pools and the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Graduates from training will then be part of the docent team that offers walking tours of Jepson Prairie Preserve each year on Saturday and Sunday mornings between March and May.

The seven-session training series includes four indoor meetings on Tuesday evenings in February from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Headquarters in Davis. In addition, there will be three outdoor sessions on Saturday mornings, February 8, 15, and 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jepson Prairie Preserve, 10 miles south of Dixon on Highway 113 . No prior experience is necessary and perfect attendance at training is not required. A $25 per person donation is requested to cover the cost of the training program.

To RSVP and for details of the training schedule, go to If you have any questions you can contact us at

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