$25 Adult; $15 Youth
Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)
More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss
The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) is part of the larger Big Chico Creek watershed and home to a great diversity of plants and animals, including over 100 bird species. A historical ranch, the BCCER is now a place for education, research, and habitat enhancement. We will bird the diverse oak woodland/chaparral/meadows of the upper canyon, with some spectacular scenery. Wear sturdy shoes, bring lunch, water, and binoculars.
Jon has been a naturalist around Chico since the turn of the century, designing and implementing environmental education programs for children and adults. He has a master's degree from CSUC in Parks and Natural Resources. His particular interests are plants, birds, and butterflies, but practically anything in nature can stop him in his tracks and lead him down a rabbit hole of ecological relationships.
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Anton Dresler grew up exploring Bidwell Park and the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve since before he could walk. He has spent much of his time observing and learning about the natural world around him, and enjoys 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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