Weekend Nature Programs

Looking at Plants in the Nature Preserve

Join us every Saturday at 10:30am and Sunday at 1:30pm for a hike or talk led by one of our naturalists. These public programs and child and family-friendly. Consistent with our goals of educating and inspiring the community, the programs cover a wide-range of science and nature-related topics from bird-watching to solar-cooking. Guest speakers featured throughout the year bring expertise and passion to their programs, attracting many return visitors.

Space is limited. To ensure your spot please call ahead to pre-purchase your tickets. (916) 489-4918.

Wildflower Walk

April 05, 2020

10:30am – Poppies, lupine and grass pinks! Come explore the Nature Area in search of what’s in bloom.

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Water Wonderful World

April 11, 2020

1:30pm - “Water” you doing this Sunday? Join us in exploring our local waterways! Take a hike to the river and learn all about its journey, see what kinds of animals and plants are living in and along its edge, and learn how keeping our local waterways clean can make life better for all that share this earth!

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Living in Water

April 12, 2020

1:30pm - Discover the hidden world of water insects and polliwogs! Using catch and release activities get a close-up look at amazing little animals that live in our pond and can be found in our local waterways. All ages welcomed.

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Birding for Families

April 18, 2020

10:30am – Bring the family out for birding and a nature walk led by a Naturalist and our special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society. Birdwatchers of all ages welcomed. Make sure to bring your binoculars or borrow a pair form us!

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Gifts from Mother Earth

April 19, 2020

1:30pm – Come make a craft with materials from the natural world. This weekend we will be making abalone necklaces – a fun experience for the whole family!

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Scales and Tails

April 25, 2020

10:30am – Join us for this program to build a better understanding about reptiles, fish and amphibians and their important roles in their habitats. Program includes PowerPoint presentation and up-close observation of a variety of cold-blooded creatures.

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Spring Egg-stravaganza!

April 26, 2020

1:30pm – Join us for a program that celebrates animals that hatch from eggs! Egg-xamine our nest and egg collections, then hit the trails in search of nests.

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