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Birding Hike   Sunday,  NOV  5, 2017
8:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon & King-Swett
Solano County has wonderful birding in a variety of habitats. Join bird enthusiasts, Ken and Maureen, in a 2.5 mile hike at Lynch Canyon searching for the large numbers of wintering raptors and ducks at the reservoir pond. From there, drive through the King Ranch, a Solano Land Trust property rarely open to the public, again in search of raptors and burrowing owls. Lunch at the top of King provides a breathtaking view of the San Pablo Bay looking east and is a nice way to end the morning. This trip will last to early afternoon, so bring lunch and liquids. Scopes and FRS radios will be useful. RSVP recommended online. You can meet your guides right at Lynch Canyon at 8:30am. OR you can carpool. There will be two meeting locations to choose from to carpool. Be at either location by 8:00am. Meeting location A) Meet at the Park and Ride in West Sacramento. From Sacramento, take the West Capitol Ave. exit. Turn left, and the Park & Ride will be on your immediate left. Meeting location B) Meet at the Fairfield Safeway, just east of the Waterman exit. Parking at Lynch is $6, please bring cash.
Leader: Ken & Maureen
Location:
      3100 Lynch Road
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From I-80 West, take the Red Top Road exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs. From I-80 East, take the Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs.

 
Rush Ranch Ramble   Sunday,  NOV  5, 2017
9:30 AM

GREENBELT ALLIANCE —  Rush Ranch
Explore the natural and cultural history of Rush Ranch. We’ll hike the Marsh Trail along the edge of Suisun Marsh, the largest tidal marsh on the west coast, then get put out to pasture on the South Pasture Trail to view Patuin (Native American) grinding rocks.After our hike, we can visit the nature center and barn in this spectacular open space preserve owned by the Solano Land Trust. Greenbelt Alliance has been working with the land trust and other local groups to help create a regional park district for Solano County. Bring water, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. If you have questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or call him at 415-543-6771 x321. This is a moderate hike of 4-1/2 miles over fairly level terrain. Rain cancels.Meet in front of the visitor center.
Leader: Nancy Topp
Registration is required.
Location:
     3521 Grizzly Island Road
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 12 in Suisun City, take Grizzly Island Road south approximately 2 miles. Entrance/driveway will be on the right.