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Solano County Open Space is waiting for you!  At this time, all access is exclusively docent-guided. Please note that there are no water facilities or other amenities. 
 
Current activities at Solano Open Space include:
  Hiking
  Horseback riding
  Bird Watching
  Photography
  
 
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Below is a list of outdoor events taking place in Solano County in the next 30 days. To find events scheduled for a particular date, you may click the date on the calendar at the left.

To view all scheduled events (regardless of date), click HERE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MANY GROUP EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS. Please verify all activities before attending.
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  DEC  5, 2020
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  DEC  9, 2020
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday beginners through advanced. We practice the 108 step Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Stebbins Cold Canyon Workday    Saturday,  DEC  12, 2020
8:00 AM

TULEYOME —  Stebbins Cold Canyon
Tuleyome will continue to assist UC Reserve System with their restoration efforts at Stebbins Cold Canyon. This reserve burned during the LNU Lightning Complex and initial remediation efforts need to be done. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Please see the COVID-19 guidelines below to ensure everyones safety. This event may be canceled due to health and safety guidelines. Please bring snacks, lunch, WATER, and work gloves Tuleyome will provide needed tools. Dress for the weather and getting dirty! A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event. For more information or to RSVP, click here. If you have questions, contact Nate by email.
DIRECTIONS: Directions given after RSVP.

 
2nd Saturday Tree Planting    Saturday,  DEC  12, 2020
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Lake Herman Open Space
Help us care for Benicia's trees! No experience necessary - tools and instruction provided! Bring gloves if you have them. Children under 14 will need an accompanying adult and all participants must sign our release waiver. BHS students - earn community service hours! To register, click here.
Performers:
Location: Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for more information.

 
Pre-CBC Benicia Field Trip    Saturday,  DEC  12, 2020
9:00 AM

NAPA SOLANO AUDUBON —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Robin Leong will lead a Pre-CBC Field Trip to Lynch Canyon to scope out the birds for Monday, December 14th's Benicia CBC. This trip will help train participants in learning the ropes of a CBC including how to estimate bird populations and how to record species for a CBC. We are likely to find a variety of raptors including Golden Eagles, Red-tailed and Red-Shouldered Hawks, White-tailed Kites, accipiters like Cooper's or Sharp-shinned Hawks, and possibly a Rough-legged or Ferruginous Hawk as well. Lynch Canyon is home to grassland birds such as the Western Bluebird, Say's and Black Phoebes, and Western Meadowlarks along with a variety of overwintering sparrows. With luck we will also observe Rufous-crowned Sparrows that breed along the canyon slopes. The walk begins along a riparian corridor where Hermit Thrushes, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, and even Townsend's Warblers are often seen. Bring water, and a snack or lunch as the walk will likely continue until 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lynch Canyon is a fee area and may require a fee of $6.00 per vehicle.

For more information, contact Robin Leong.

All NSAS Field Trips will follow strict Covid protocols including Social Distancing, the wearing of masks at all times, a limit of 15 participants, and no carpooling. For this trip, we will break into smaller groups in the event more than 15 people attend. Field Trips will be taken at the participant's own risk and a Release of Liability Form with a signature according to National Audubon Recommendations is required before participation.
Leader: Robin Leong
Location:
     3100 Lynch Road
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From I-80 East, take the Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs. From I-80 West, take the Red Top Road exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs.

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  DEC  12, 2020
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Geminids Meteor Shower Paddle    Monday,  DEC  14, 2020
GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. Please note that this event is scheduled from 12:00AM to 2:00AM. Reserve your spot for this paddle by calling (707) 341-6141.
Entrance Fee: $60
Registration is required.
Location:
     Suisun City Boat Ramp
     Suisun City  

 
Annual Benicia Christmas Bird Count    Monday,  DEC  14, 2020
7:00 AM

NAPA - SOLANO AUDUBON SOCIETY —  Benicia
Join us for this year's Benicia Christmas Bird Count! The Benicia Christmas Bird Count was started in 1930 by Emerson Stoner. Since 1971 Napa Solano Audubon has been running it. Robin Leong is our long-time coordinator who helps our 75-100 participants cover our 15-mile circle. Our circle area includes the communities of Benicia, East Vallejo, Cordelia, and West Suisun City as well as parts of Grizzly Island and Grizzly Bay. We typically observe 160 - 175 species and since it's inception we have recorded 233 species. We even sometimes lead the nation in the number of Black Rails and Virginia Rails counted! For more information, contact Robin by email.
Leader: Robin Leong
Location: Benicia  

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  DEC  16, 2020
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday beginners through advanced. We practice the 108 step Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
3rd Thursday Tree Planting    Thursday,  DEC  17, 2020
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Lake Herman Open Space
Help us care for Benicia's trees! No experience necessary - tools and instruction provided! Bring gloves if you have them. Children under 14 will need an accompanying adult and all participants must sign our release waiver. BHS students - earn community service hours! To register, click here.
Performers:
Location: Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for more information.

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  DEC  19, 2020
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  DEC  23, 2020
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday beginners through advanced. We practice the 108 step Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  DEC  26, 2020
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  DEC  30, 2020
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday beginners through advanced. We practice the 108 step Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo