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Hike with a Ranger, monthly hiking series on the San Diego NWR

Have you ever been to the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge? Here is your chance for a private tour. Come join refuge staff for a springtime monthly hike series called, "Hike with a Ranger"

San Diego is home to one of the most biologically diverse hot-spots of the world, and the Refuge is no exception. Come and learn about San Diego's native habitats, such as coastal sage scrub, riparian, cactus scrub, and native grassland. Find out how the US Fish & Wildlife Service is working to protect the sensitive and unique wildlife that live there. Free, and family-friendly!    
"Hike with a Ranger" is on one Saturday per month, lasts about 2 hours, and there is no shade during the hike.  Please be prepared! Bring water, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring binoculars and a sketchbook if you have them.  A limited amount of binoculars are provided to borrow for the hike. Please RSVP if you can!

2015 Hikes
January 31, 9am ~ 11am @ Sweetwater Interpretive Loop Trail. Topic: the National Wildlife Refuge System  
February 28, 9am ~ 11am @ Par 4 Drive Trail.  Topic: Native Plants and Wildflowers in Bloom with FWS Ranger Debby Good

March 28: cancelled

April 25, 8am ~10am @ Sweetwater Interpretive Loop Trail. Topic: Celebrate Earth Day! Learn about Migratory Birds with FWS Wildlife Biologist John Martin

 May 16, 8am ~ 10am @ Par 4 Drive Trail.  Topic: Endangered Species Day! 


For more information, please call USFWS Interpretive Ranger Lisa Cox at: 
(619) 476-9150 X 106 or email



Last Updated: Apr 22, 2015
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