Space is limited. To ensure your spot please call ahead to pre-purchase your tickets. (916) 489-4918.
Turkey Vulture Adventure
January 25, 2020
10:30am - What bird eats meat but can't kill its own food?These relatives of the condor and stork are intelligent, family-oriented, and play games together! Learn more about the amazing turkey vulture and their importance to our ecosystem.
Animal Tracks and Signs
January 26, 2020
1:30pm - There are many animal-made signs in the woods that reveal who has used the trail before you. Become a nature detective by playing tracks and scat games; then take a walk to find some animal signs in the Nature Area.
Leave it to Beaver
February 01, 2020
10:30am: Explore the adaptations of these amazing animal engineers and take a walk to look to beaver signs in the Nature Study Area.
Duck, Duck, Goose
February 02, 2020
1:30pm: Winter is a great time to see waterfowl along the American River. Join a Naturalist on a guided walk to look for herons, ducks, geese and other birds along the river. Bring your binoculars or borrow some of ours! All ages welcome.
February 08, 2020
10:30am: Story Time – Join a Naturalist for some tantalizing tales of creatures, people and nature.
Critter Corner: Valentine's Day Edition
February 09, 2020
1:30pm: Do you LOVE our resident animals as much as we do? Then come visit them and SHOW your love as you construct hand-made Valentines to be displayed on their enclosures. $1 suggested donation for each Valentine displayed.
Birding for Families
February 15, 2020
10:30am: Birding for Families! – Bring the family out for a birding and nature walk led by a Naturalist and our special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society. Birdwatchers of all levels welcomed. Make sure to bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from us.
Closer look at Ants
February 16, 2020
1:30pm: Closer look at Ants – Learn about the world of ants and how fascinating these little critters truly are. Follow one of our Naturalists through the preserve for an Ant-tastic hike!
Falcons of the Sky
February 22, 2020
10:30am: Falcons of the Sky – The fastest animal in the world has some really cool adaptations which make it an excellent hunter. Meet our resident Peregrine Falcon and get a closer look at her amazing adaptations.
February 23, 2020
1:30pm: Pipevine preview – Come learn about this oddly beautiful California native that’s the host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. Join a Naturalist on a hike to see if any “Dutchman’s Pipe” is blooming in the Nature Study Area!
February 29, 2020
10:30am: Raptor Identification – Do you know how to identify a raptor based on flight characteristics, proportions and body shape? Join a Naturalist and learn how to identify these amazing birds from our view on the ground.