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Field Trip: Vina Plains to Pine Creek & the River with David Wimpfheimer - Sold Out!

$30 Adult; $12 Youth

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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Visit The Nature Conservancy's Vina Plains Preserve and observe winter plants and animals of unique vernal pool ecosystems. Learn why vernal pool landscapes are so important to migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. Next, travel to the Pine Creek Unit of Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge to see a riparian habitat restoration project and learn why it is critical for the survival of Chinook salmon, migratory songbirds, and endangered species.

Field Trip Leaders

Joe Silveira

Joe Silveira is currently the Wildlife Refuge Manager for the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge and the North Central Valley Wildlife Management Area--Llano Seco Unit. He has served as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1990 and has been stationed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex since 1992, where he works on habitat restoration and management programs involving the ecology and conservation of riparian floodplains, vernal pool landscapes, grasslands, and managed freshwater wetlands.

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David Wimpfheimer

David Wimpfheimer is a professional naturalist, guide and biologist who is very passionate about our natural world. He has particular interests in birds and the natural history of the American West. Since earning a degree in Biology from Beloit College, David has studied seabirds and shorebirds in Alaska, raptors in Egypt and a variety of birds in Point Reyes and other regions of California. Since the mid-1980s, David has shared his extensive knowledge about all aspects of the natural world with hundreds of groups. His educational programs have focused on Point Reyes, Alaska, Arizona, Baja California, Yosemite, Death Valley and other parts of California. Although the majority of Davidís field trips are geared toward teaching and interpreting birds and bird habitats, he is just as experienced and enthusiastic sharing the full diversity of the natural world. From whale watching expeditions to wildflower hikes, David's seasoned focus and knowledge make every outdoor visit memorable and enjoyable. For over thirty years he has worked for many organizations; the Smithsonian Institution, California Academy of Sciences, Point Reyes Field Institute, Road Scholar, Oceanic Society, Speyside Wildlife, and Wild Wings. Learn more at https://www.calnaturalist.com/.

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