Saturday, April 14–Mt. Shasta Community Invasive Weed Pull
Come volunteer for our third annual “Let’s Pull Together” event on Saturday, April 14, 2018 (rain date: April 28). Meet at Mt. Shasta City Park’s upper lodge at 8:30 a.m. to register and for breakfast snacks. Bring gloves and marked tools and dress to get down and dirty! We’ll reconvene at the City Park at 1 p.m. to show your best Scotch broom or Dyer’s woad for prizes and lunch snacks. For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact coordinator Rebeca Franco at 530-605-9148.
Saturday, May 19–Siskiyou Science Festival
Please visit our MSAA booth at the Siskiyou Science Festival on Saturday, May 19, 10 am. to 3 p.m. in downtown Mt. Shasta. We will have available an EnviroScape, a hands-on model of a watershed which visitors can manipulate to illustrate where pollution goes in a watershed. For more information go to: https://siskiyouscifest.com.
Field trips typically last all day with limited restroom stops. Carpooling is encouraged. Bring food, water, binoculars, field guides and comfortable shoes. Dress in layers appropriate for the weather. Participants will have a special opportunity to view unique bird species in their habitats. The trip leaders are highly experienced volunteers and know where to find common and more unusual birds.
Sunday, May 6–Klamath River Field Trip
Join expert birder Joey Russell for this all-day trip down the Klamath River to Happy Camp. The group will drive down the river, stopping to look for birds such as Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Ruffed Grouse, American Dipper, and Bald Eagle. Meet at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Center parking lot at the north end of Yreka at 8:00 a.m. For more information contact Joey Russell at 530 459-5190.
Saturday, May 12–World Migratory Bird Day Field Trip
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a half-day field trip in the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area led by local biologists and birding experts. The trip will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will combine driving and short walks. From Montague proceed 1.5 miles east on Ball Mountain/Little Shasta Road to the Wildlife Area headquarters. For more information contact Sam Cuenca at 530 468-1207.
Note: Visitors to the Wildlife Area will be required to carry either a valid hunting or fishing license or a Lands Pass. A daily Lands Pass cost $4.32 and an annual pass costs $24.33. A pass can be purchased online at www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/internet sales; by phone at 800 565-1458, or in person wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.
Saturday, May 26–Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area
This day-long field trip will be held in the Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area, which is part of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.. This is a great locale to view various hawks and Golden Eagles. Group leader Joey Russell advises that the trip will involve hiking. Meet at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Center parking lot on the north end of Yreka at 7:30 am. For more information contact Joey at 530 459-5190.
Visitors to the Wildlife Area will be required to carry either a valid hunting or fishing license or a Lands Pass. A daily Lands Pass cost $4.69 and an annual pass costs $25.10. A pass can be purchased online at www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales; by phone at 800 565-1458; or in person wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.
Sunday, June 10 Field Trip–Willow Mountain to Meiss Lake
Expert birder Joey Russell will lead this all-day trip through the Shasta Valley over Willow Creek Mountain to Butte Valley. We will return via Hwy 97. Meet at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Center parking lot on the north end of Yreka at 8:00 a.m. We will focus on mountain species, birding along the way to Martin’s Dairy Camprground and then on to a small pond. We will cross Shovel Creek and then head down into Butte Valley. Target species include warblers, American Dipper, Grey Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, and Evening Grosbeak. For more information contact Joey at 530 459-5190.
Information on additional field trips will be available soon.
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