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Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Saturday,  OCT  6, 2018
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  King-Swett Ranches
Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo! You'll be led by expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed. Bring: a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rugged, steep, and slippery off-trail terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, protection from the elements (sun, wind, fog, rain). Recommended: binoculars, camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks, gaiters. Participants of all ages are welcome, but they must be prepared: a strenuous pace hiking up to 6 miles off-trail, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants, and thistle. The King-Swett Ranches are working ranches—cattle are free range so they roam as they please. Only heavy rain cancels—call Jim at 707-373-1221 if the weather is uncertain. Space is limited. Registration is recommended online.
Leader: Jim
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet promptly at the Park-and-Ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway, and American Canyon Road intersect (on the Hiddenbrooke side of the American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit, off Interstate 80). Be ready to carpool or caravan from there.

 
Novice Adult Pheasant Hunt Weekend   Saturday,  OCT  6, 2018
9:00 AM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Birds Landing Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays
Women’s Pheasant Hunt Weekend (Sat, Sep 29 and Sun, Sep 30) at Birds Landing Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays is an amazing opportunity to complete hunter education, get shooting instruction and go on a mentored hunt (with loaner guns available) the next morning. It’s a fast and easy way to give hunting a try without a major commitment of time or money, and you’ll meet other women you can continue to hunt with down the road – lasting friendships are formed at this event! If space is available, we will allow already-licensed women and significant others to join us for the entire event, or just for the hunt. Call Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Coordinator Sarahbeth Gonsalves at 559-972-3441 or by email to see if spots are available. For ages 21+. Cost is $250 per person, which includes meals, lodging, hunting license and upland stamp (bird cleaning is available at Birds Landing for an additional fee).
Location:
     2099 Collinsville Rd
     Birds Landing
       

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  OCT  6, 2018
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  

 
Paddle and Taste    Saturday,  OCT  6, 2018
11:00 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Waterfront
Join us for a two-hour nature paddle in Suisun Marsh followed by a VIP tasting of wine or beer (to be determined) with our friends at Craft & Cork. $65 per person (must be 21+). Call (707) 341-6141 for reservations.
Location:
     535 Solano St
     Suite B
     Suisun City  

 
Peña Adobe Historical Society Open House   Saturday,  OCT  6, 2018
11:00 AM

PEÑA ADOBE HISTORICAL SOCIETY —  Peña Adobe Park
This month we welcome John Krauskopf, Director of the Western Railway Museum. Park docents will lead tours of the Peña Adobe, California historical landmark #534 built by the Peña family in 1842. Visit the Mowers-Goheen Museum or take a hike, wildlife is often spotted in the park.
Leader: Peña Adobe Historical Society
Location:
     Peña Adobe Road
     To the left of Lagoon Valley Park Entrance
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: Pena Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance.