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Field Trip: Family Hike at Verbena Fields

$12 Adult; $5 Youth

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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


In the heart of Chico, a wildflower meadow overlooks a creek meandering past willows and cottonwoods, while overhead a Red-shouldered Hawk surveys the ground for its next meal. If you are thinking Bidwell Park, think again. Lesser-known Verbena Fields is a 21-acre open space that is an active restoration site along Lindo Channel where native plants and animals are making a comeback. Join us for a lighthearted, activity-filled exploration of this urban gem. This trip allows you to get back in time for the free Raptor Force Assembly at 1:00 pm at the Chico Masonic Family Center.

Field Trip Leader

Heidi Gysin

Heidi Gysin is local to Northern California. She moved to Chico for school and graduated with a degree in Natural Resource Management. Heidi has taught environmental education for a decade with organizations such as Kids and Creeks, Rancho Esquon, and the Oroville Forebay Aquatic Center. She has also served as Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Chico's Park Division. Currently, Heidi works for the California Conservation Corps and serves on the board of directors for Friends of Bidwell Park.

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