Bufferlands Calendar of Events

2022 calendar of events & activities

Overview

Each year, the Bufferlands plays host to public tours and events that offer unique opportunities to get close to nature.

Click on the links below to get a full description of the adventures that lie in store for you!

PLEASE NOTE: Utilizing COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, and Sacramento County Public Health, we have made the decision to cancel some upcoming events. Regional San is supportive of social distancing measures, and cancelling these events is one action we are taking to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 in our community.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Wild Things Walk

Walk on the Wildside is on hold for another year, but Regional San is happy to invite you to our new Wild Things Walk.  Come spend some time walking miles of open trails around the Regional San Bufferlands. 

Saturday, April 9, 2022           

Bufferlands Birds and Blooms Walk   **This event is FULL**                            

Join biologists Bryan Young and Shawn Petrash along with our Bufferlands docent team for a guided hike through the grassland, wetland and riparian habitats of the 2,000+ acre open space preserve surrounding the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

March 12, 2022
 

Get Back to the Bufferlands

Join us for a two-mile guided hike around the Bufferlands.

February 15, 2022       

The Changing Bird Populations at the Bufferlands

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 70 minutes)

Previously Recorded Presentations

December 7, 2021

Raptors of the Bufferlands

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 49 minutes)

September 8, 2021

Bufferlands Birds—Amazing Shorebirds

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 59 minutes)

August 25, 2021

How to Identify 10 Common Dragonflies in the Sacramento Area

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 22 minutes)

To view the poster mentioned in the presentation, click here.

May 4, 2021

Bufferlands BirdsHighlights of Spring Migration

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 54 minutes)

April 14, 2021

Something Fishy is Going On at the Bufferlands!

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 90 minutes)

March 9, 2021

Bufferlands Birds, Virtual Presentation—Sparrows, Finches, and other Winter Birds

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 60 minutes)

February 9, 2021

Introduction to Bufferlands Birds, Virtual Presentation

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 95 minutes)

No Pets, Please! For all Bufferlands events, we respectfully request that you please leave your dogs and other pets at home.

Event

Wild Things Walk

Walk on the Wildside is on hold for another year, but Regional San is happy to invite you to our new Wild Things Walk.  Come spend some time walking miles of open trails around the Regional San Bufferlands. Our trails will be staffed with biologists and docents to help you find your way and to answer any nature-related  questions. This is a great time to see our riparian forests with trees over 300 years old, oak woodlands, and seasonal wetlands, all in their spring beauty.  During this time of year, Swainson’s hawks are seen soaring in the sky, broods of ducklings and goslings are readily spotted in the wetlands, and many of the rookery trees are full of nesting double-crested cormorants There will be a handful of exhibitors at the trailhead, including Northern California Bats, Sacramento Wildlife Care, and the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (SVCNPS). SVCNPS will have native flower seeds for sale and will lead a botany walk through our Oak Forest Trail at 11 am.  The Miridae Mobile Plant Nursery plans to be onsite from 8:00 to 11:00 with native plants available for purchase. The fun and exciting day will also include two wild animal shows (10 am and Noon) by Wild Things, Inc,. This local wild animal rescue provides an informative and entertaining program using rescued wildlife ambassadors that are not able to be released into the wild. It is always a crowd favorite, especially with the kids

The event will begin at 7 am and close at 3 pm. Event and parking are free. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.  There will be no food vendors onsite, but feel free to pack a picnic or whatever trail snacks you think that you will need. 

Wild animals will be on display and also within the hiking trails -  *No pets please*

Directions:

Take I-5 or Highway 99 south from Sacramento. Exit at Cosumnes River Blvd. Take Cosumnes River Blvd west to Freeport Blvd. Take Freeport Blvd south, past the golf course and the small town of Freeport. Turn left at signs opposite Cliff’s Marina (8651 River Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832). Follow signs to parking area

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