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Field Trip: Richvale Birds & Rice Growers

$22 Adult; $10 Youth

Friday, Jan 26, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Walking, could involve distance but largely flat Walking, could involve distance but largely flat

Description

Richvale is not only rich in rice farming history but also rich in wintering waterfowl on the flooded rice fields. Butte County Rice Growers Association, a century old cooperative, will host a tour of their facility and surrounding rice fields. Come learn how the production of rice benefits not only people but also 235 species of wildlife. Visible from the gravel roads, we'll see Snow Geese, Tundra Swans, ducks, egrets, herons, and hopefully a Bald Eagle and other raptors.

Field Trip Leader

Jan Martinez

Jan Martinez is a member of the Altacal Audubon and Plumas Audubon Societies and has taken part in the Oroville Christmas Bird Count and grebe counts on Lake Almanor. She enjoys hiking and birding in the Northstate and plans to expand her "birding horizons" in the future. Jan lives in the Oroville foothills and has identified over 40 species of birds that have visited her home.

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