Lots going on for nature activities this week in San Diego.
San Diego National Wildlife Refuges:
Saturday, December 10th is Acorn Planting Day. Volunteers will be planting acorns in some of the oak woodland areas around the refuge between 8AM and 2PM. RSVP to Cathy Chadwick at Chadgroup@cox.net or call (619) 277-3605.
Ever want to check out the salt ponds in the South Bay to see what they look like and what’s been done to restore the habitat? On Sunday, December 11th between 11AM and 3PM, there will be a tour of the area. Meet Audubon docents at the parking lot at 1470 Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista. This cancels if raining or if there had been recent rains. Call the “Salt Pond Tour Hotline” at (858) 273-7800 x107 to check if the tour will be going on. There are no restrooms in the area.
Tijuana Slough Natural Resource Reserve:
Bi-monthly nature walk begins at 11AM to 12AM at the visitor’s center on December 10th.
San Diego Audubon Society:
You do not need to be an Audubon member to participate in these activities.
On December 8th, there will be a presentation by Mike Matherly at 7PM at the Tecolote Canyon Nature Center. He will be talking about Pigeons and Parakeets. Afterward, there will be a holiday party.
On December 10th, there will be a Christmas Bird Count training session at Rohr Park in Bonita. Meet at the parking lot near the horse corrals. This event will begin at about 8AM and run until 11AM. They will be practicing bird identification skills and discuss how the bird count is done. There is no charge for the training and information. The actual bird count will begin at a later date.
Mission Trails Regional Park:
Four nature walks for this week. These walks are on Wednesday, December 7th at 9:30AM, beginning at the visitor’s center, Saturday, December 10th, at 8:30AM at Kumeyaay Campground and one beginning at 9:30AM at the visitor’s center. On Sunday, December 11th, the walk from the visitor’s center is repeated at 9:30AM.
There will also be a star viewing event at the Kumeyaay Lake day-use lot beginning from sunset until 10PM. Telescopes will be provided.
Visit their website for more details.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park:
This coming week, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park will be hosting various activities and lectures. These include lectures on animal teeth fossils, a sunset/moonlight hike, a garden walk, a hike through Alcoholic Pass, and a talk on coyotes. Visit here for more details, times, and exact locations.