For reports on these trips, click here. Trip Findings are generally on Page 2 of the Observer newsletter. ___________________________________________________________
Trips for July 2 to July 14, 2007 Scheduler:
Tuesday Evening, July 3 Evening Beaver Walk Leader: Jack Hiehle, 967-0777 Join Jack for a good look at these interesting mammals. This trip is limited to 8 people, with a minimum age of 7 years old. In addition to the beavers, Jack will point out local birds such as herons, egrets and grebes, as well as some of the local plants. Please call Jack to find the meeting time and place.
Saturday, July 7 Wright’s Lake Leaders: Jack Hiehle, 967-0777 Phyllis Wilburn, (530) 642-9942 This high mountain lake near the edge of the Desolation Wilderness offers a good sample of high Sierran flora and fauna. Jack will concentrate on plants and Phyllis will try to locate some of the hard to find bird species. This trip may need to be rescheduled depending on snow levels, so please call Jack or Phyllis in advance for further details, (meeting time, place, and possible date change.)
Sunday, July 8 Farallons Pelagic Trip What will we see this year? Join us and discover for yourself. • The boat departs Sausalito at 8am and returns about 3:30pm. The pre-trip talk will start promptly at 7:30am.
• The trip cost is $80 per person, which includes a $20 donation to Sacramento Audubon. The trip is limited to 35 people, so reserve a space as soon as possible. Your check reserves your spot. The deadline to sign up is June 30.
• Detailed instructions and pre-trip information will be provided once you reserve your space. Please use the registration form provided below.
• Contact Ken Hashhagen (916) 316-8596-cell or (916) 635-4435-home for further information.
Please fill out and return the Registration Form on page 7 to Ken Hashagen.
(To print the reservation form, put your courser on the form and right click, choose print picture.)
Saturday, July 14 Mt. Judah and Roller Pass, Sierran Wildflowers and Birds Leader: Jack Hiehle, 967-0777 Join Jack and members of the California Native Plant Society on this hike in the Donner Summit area. He will point out the flora and fauna of the area, with plants as his specialty. This is a fairly strenuous hike at high elevation, approximately 5 miles, with a 1000 foot plus elevation gain, and possibly crossing some areas of ice and snow. Snow depth may cause trip to be rescheduled, so call Jack the week before to confirm the date, meeting time and place. Bring lunch, water, and clothes appropriate for changeable weather.
Saturday, July 14 River Walk Bird Count, Cosumnes River Preserve Recorded Information, 684-2816 Meet at the Visitor Center on Franklin Blvd. south of Twin Cities Road, for this monthly birding census trip. It’s a great birding area, always full of surprises, and joining the group trip is a good way to find out what’s happening at the preserve. This walk covers about four miles, and, at a leisurely pace, should take approximately five hours, so be sure to bring a lunch and liquids. You must check the recorded information a day or two before to get the exact meeting time and any other updated details.