$30 Adult; $15 Youth
Sunday, Jan 28, 2024 8:15 am - 12:15 pm
Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)
More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss
We will explore the native trees, shrubs, and birds of Butte Creek. Butte Creek Canyon is stunning with its Tuscan Volcanic Formations. This is a 2 to 3-mile intermediate hike along the creek down to the pond. Over 160 species have been documented here. Possible sightings include Phainopepla, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Wood Duck, Bald Eagle, and assorted creekside species. Otters and beavers also frequent the area. You will be hiking in an area affected by the Camp Fire. As we bird, we will explore this fire adapted landscape and see the vigorous regrowth of the past 5 years. A recent study found more birds post fire. Wear sturdy shoes/boots and bring water, and snacks.
Jon Aull received his master's degree studying parks and natural resources in the recreation department at Chico State. He is currently the outdoor education coordinator for the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, and has worked as a naturalist along the creek for 20 years.
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Anton Dresler grew up exploring Bidwell Park and the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve from the time before he could walk. He has spent most of his observing and learning about the natural world around him, and sharing both his knowledge of and enthusiasm for all the newts, birds and butterflies with those around him. And dad jokes.
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