Field Trip: Paradise Lake Birds & Botany

Field Trip: Paradise Lake Birds & Botany - Sold Out!

$35 Adult; $15 Youth

Friday, Jan 26, 2024 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)

More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss


Described as one of the jewels of Butte County, scenic Paradise Lake is bordered by a well-graded hiking trail that provides opportunities to observe both forest and lakeside habitats. Possible sightings include Bald Eagle, woodpeckers, Varied Thrush, Snow Geese, and other waterfowl. We will learn about both the flora and fauna as we hike a leisurely 4-6 miles. Portions of the trail may be muddy; dress in layers and bring water, snacks, and binoculars. The drive takes 40-45 minutes.

Field Trip Leaders

Lorraine Smith

Lorraine Smith grew up in rural Northern California. She went on her first camping trip at age 7 months, and has taken every opportunity to get outdoors ever since. After enjoying a career in higher education, Lorraine is thrilled to have more time now to pursue her love of all things outdoors - hiking, birding, camping, kayaking, and learning something new every day about the natural world. Since retiring, Lorraine has guided nature walks, and hiking and backpacking adventures, with an emphasis on amateur birding and botanizing. Recently she has lead hiking and camping outings with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico.

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Vickie Stoll

Vickie is an East Coast transplant who came West to pursue a dream career with the United States Forest Service. Now retired, and still a firm believer in the Forest Service motto "Caring for the land and serving people," she believes getting outdoors is a wonderful way to share a love for nature and to serve the community.

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