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*
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