Field Trip: Photography along the Sacramento River

Field Trip: Photography along the Sacramento River - Sold Out!

$30 Adult

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 8:15 am - 11:30 am

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)

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


Bring your camera on a photographic journey to several areas along the Sacramento River in Chico. We will spend a little more time in each area so photographers can 'focus' on getting that perfect shot! The adventure begins at the Pine Creek Boat Ramp, from there we visit Pine Creek Access and get some great views where Pine Creek and the Sacramento River converge. On to Indian Fishery, and if time allows, we will visit the Washout and Big Chico Creek Access. We hope to see Herons, Egrets, Mergansers, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Warblers and so much more! It would not be uncommon to see Otters as well. This entire area is definitely a hot spot! The paths are somewhat level but can become muddy during the winter. Be prepared to walk 2-3 miles. Rainy or windy conditions will cancel. This event will be geared toward photographers but all birders are welcome. Optional items to bring: Water, snacks, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars.

Field Trip Leaders

Pamela Waldsmith

Pamela Waldsmith enjoys a variety of interests: birding; hiking; yoga; kayaking; painting; travel; local, national, and world affairs; reading; pickleball; and photography. As an educator of thirty-five years, she most enjoyed teaching science and expanding her young students' educational experience through field trips. Fueled by her passion for science, she coached her students for the annual Nature Bowl, a fun environmental competition, with her students often placing very high in the final state competition. Since her retirement, she misses the youngsters yet has had more time to pursue her many interests, and she continues learning every day in new ways.

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Karen White

Karen White has always felt a kinship with wildlife and the outdoors. She has been a backyard birder since childhood, moved to Chico in 1980, and after retirement has taken up photography to further enjoy birds and their behavior. She enjoys visiting the many refuges and birding hotspots in our area.

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