Springtime at Bobcat Ranch is a special time of year, with lots of new grass growth and showy wildflower displays, and typically the best weather of the year for this region. Join Putah Creek Council for a special guided nature walk at Audubon California’s Bobcat Ranch near Winters on April 8. Bobcat Ranch is a 6,800-acre working ranch that uses regenerative grazing management to restore and manage natural diversity in grassland and oak woodlands. It is Audubon California’s largest landholding and is the first certified Ranch in California under Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program.
Marc Hoshovsky, a local naturalist, will lead participants on a short 1 ½ mile loop hike (elevation gain 350’) from the ranch HQ to Buckhorn Spring. The trip will be partially along a ranch road and partially on stock trails through open blue-oak woodland. Marc will explain some of the history of the ranch, highlight some interesting geological features, and help participants identify wildflowers and birds
This hike is appropriate for all ages, and families and groups are welcome. Please prepare for the weather and variable conditions by bringing water and snacks, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing in layers. The tour may be rescheduled in the event of heavy rain. A camera and binoculars are recommended. Space is limited.
Participants will rendezvous in Winters and carpool/caravan to the property. For questions, call Nicolle E. Herr, Stewardship Program Manager, Putah Creek Council, (850) 398-0781