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April CreekSpeak Part 1 w/ Marc Hoshovsky: Guided Interpretive Nature Walk of Putah Creek South Fork Preserve

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join Marc Hoshovsky, a local volunteer naturalist, for a guided interpretive walk at the City of Davis’ South Fork Preserve.

The Preserve is located along the South Fork of Putah Creek, a few miles southeast of Davis. Almost 200 acres in size, it is one of the best stands of riparian and floodplain forest along Putah Creek, with some old trees over 5 feet in diameter! The Preserve’s 30-year-old restored oak woodland nicely demonstrates how fast woodlands can recover, given a nearby creek and some loving care. This nice diversity attracts a lot of birds and other wildlife, so visitors will be sure to enjoy themselves.

Marc will explain how the South Fork became the new course of Putah Creek in historical times and how the Creek has been restored since then; help visitors learn about the creek’s aquatic and upland ecosystem; describe the City’s continued investments in the Preserve; and highlight the ongoing conservation challenges of Putah Creek.

The walk will be a relatively slow paced one-mile loop walk (all flat), allowing plenty of birding opportunities. The first few hundred feet is on a wheelchair accessible gravel path to a new observation deck over the creek. The walk then continues through the riparian forest on a single-track dirt path, returning on an old farm road along the restored oak woodland to the parking lot.

This hike is appropriate for all ages. Please prepare for the weather and variable conditions by bringing water and snacks, and wearing sturdy shoes. The tour may be rescheduled in the event of heavy rain. A camera and binoculars are recommended.

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April 6
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Davis South Fork Reserve
Mace Blvd
Davis, CA 95618 United States
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