Solano Land Trust bird expert Larry Broderick plans to lead a birding hike Dec. 4 at Lynch Canyon.
The hike offers participants an opportunity to see large birds of prey in their natural habitat, the more-than 1,000-acre open space owned by the land trust and administered in cooperation with Solano County.
Broderick’s monthly hike is the easiest way to access Lynch Canyon during the fall and winter months, when public access is restricted.
December’s hike is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
November hikers got to see four golden eagles and dozens of hawks, among other wildlife.
Prospective hikers are advised to be prepared for a moderate-paced four-mile hike that will venture off-trail over rugged terrain.
Bring backpacks with water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread, layered clothing and protection from wind and sun.
Of course, hikers also can bring cameras, binoculars, bug repellent and other items to enhance their experience.
Meet at the open space entrance gate at 10 a.m.; the gate will be locked after the hike begins.
The gate is off McGary Road near the I-80 underpass.
The hike will be cancelled in case of rain, so call Broderick at 975-7047 if the weather looks uncertain.
Monetary donations toward the program are accepted but not required.
For more information, visit SolanoLandTrust.org or contact Natalie DuMont by phone at 432-0150, ext. 200, or by e-mail at volunteer@SolanoLandTrust.org.