FREE Weekend Nature Programs

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Join us every Saturday at 10:30am and Sunday at 1:30pm for a hike or a talk led by one of our naturalists. These public programs, appropriate for all ages and interest-levels, are provided free of charge. 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 - sign-ups are taken the day of the event. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. Weekend programs are free to visitors, but donations helps us keep our doors open and programs running.

Animal Tracks and Signs

December 22, 2018

10:30am - Become a nature detective and search for some animal tracks, scat and signs in the Nature Preserve.

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Holiday Waterfowl Extravaganza!

December 23, 2018

1:30pm - Immerse yourself in the world of waterfowl. Learn all about ducks, geese and many more.

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By the River's Edge

December 29, 2018

10:30am - Who lives at the riverís edge? Hike with a Naturalist and explore the habitat where beaver, otter, herons, salmon and other wildlife live.

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Winter Wonders

December 30, 2018

1:30pm - Winter is here! Take a stroll with a Naturalist in our own winter wonderland and discover the magic of the season.

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River Romp

January 05, 2019

10:30am - Walk along the beautiful American River. A naturalist will guide you into the world of some of the amazing critters that have adapted to life down by the rushing waters of the river.

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Invasive Invaders

January 06, 2019

1:30pm - At Effie Yeaw we have a few non-native plant and animal species that have taken up residency in the preserve. Learn about the history of a few of these trespassers, their role in the current ecosystem and what people are doing to lessen the issues that come along with these invasive invaders.

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Crown of Antlers

January 12, 2019

10:30am - The bucks are in their winter glory, with beautiful antler crowns. Grab your binoculars to catch a closer look at the black-tailed deer in their habitat and learn more about their world.

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Hawk Talk

January 13, 2019

1:30pm - Come learn about these amazing raptors that have color vision eight times better than humans! Get a rare look at a live Swainsonís hawk and learn more about the hawks of the American River.

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Birding for Families

January 19, 2019

10:30am - 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.

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Walk on the Wild Side

January 20, 2019

1:30pm - Winter casts its chilly spell and gives nature its own special winter beauty. Walk with a naturalist and explore this season in the woodland.

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Turkey Vulture Adventure

January 26, 2019

10:30am - What bird eats meat but canít kill its own food? These relatives of the condor and stork are intelligent, family-oriented, and play games together! Learn more about these amazing birds and their importance to our ecosystem.

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Animal Tracks and Signs

January 27, 2019

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.

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