On the Land Public Outings
Tidal Marsh Restoration at Sears Point Ranch
Saturday, January 18, 10am-2pm
Join project manager Julian Meisler for a walk along the existing and future tidal marsh at Sears Point. We have entered phase one of the 1,000-acre tidal marsh restoration, and this walk will give us the opportunity to see the current land subsidence in comparison to the natural levels of sea water and look at the expanse of future tidal marsh. This is the second walk of a several part series to investigate and observe the tidal marsh restoration project phases.
Discover, Level 3
Discover Raptors! with Larry Broderick
Come join raptor enthusiast Larry Broderick in the Baylands for a look at overwintering and resident birds of prey. Possible overwintering raptors are ferruginous hawks, merlins, cooper’s hawks and sharp-shinned hawks. Resident birds we may see include red-tailed hawks, kestrels, harriers, kites, red-shouldered hawks, and if we’re lucky we might even spot a golden eagle. Join us as we focus on where to look for raptors, what their habits are, how to know what you’re looking at and how to compare the characteristics of species.
Raptor Walk at Tolay Creek Ranch
Saturday, January 25, 10am-2pm
Tolay Creek Ranch is home to a resident golden eagle, as well as several other raptor species. Take a walk with Larry Broderick in the riparian zone and atop the hills for a glimpse of what bird species the different habitat types support. The 1,665-acre Tolay Creek Ranch preserve links a habitat corridor extending from the wetlands fringing San Pablo Bay to the foothills of Sonoma Mountain, and is soon to be incorporated into the adjacent Tolay Lake Regional Park.
Discover, Level 3
SF Bay Flyway Festival Raptor Walk at Sears Point Ranch
Sunday, February 9, 10am-2pm
Join Sonoma Land Trust at Sears Point for the 18th annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival. Hike the hilly grasslands with long-time raptor enthusiast Larry Broderick as we search for resident and overwintering raptors and learn how to identify the different raptor species. If it is a clear day, we will also enjoy the panoramic views of San Pablo Bay to San Francisco, Mt. Diablo, and Mt. Tam. Bring your binoculars!
Discover, Level 3
Early Blooms at Glen Oaks Ranch
Sunday, February 23, 10am-2pm
Each February at Glen Oaks Ranch in Sonoma Valley, the prolific manzanita blooms color the air. Join us for a walk up to the overlook and delight in the sights and scents of the abundance of manzanita flowers and early spring wildflowers along the way.
Explore, Level 2
Email us at email@example.com or call 707.526.6930 ext. 114 for more information.
For more unique opportunties to get on the land, check out our volunteer workdays.
For more than 35 years, the Sonoma Land Trust has been a vehicle for people with passion, persistence and a love of the land to come together to protect forever one of the most beautiful counties in America.
Volunteer with Sonoma Land Trust
You will enjoy:
- Access to diverse and beautiful properties
- Educational and skill building opportunities
- Great community
- Annual Volunteer Celebration
Become a Member
You will receive:
- quarterly announcements of upcoming members-only hikes
- monthly eNews and quarterly newsletters
- seasonal invitations to members-only open days at Glen Oaks Ranch
- annual holiday open house and other special events
- ongoing satisfaction of helping preserve what we all love most about Sonoma County