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!
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, 8am ~ 10am @ McGinty Mountain trail. Topic: Special Soils, Rare Plants, and Historical Mines
April 25, 8am ~10am @ Sweetwater Interpretive Loop Trail. Topic: Migratory Birds with FWS Wildlife Biologist John Martin
May 23, 8am ~10am @ Par 4 Drive Trail. Topic: TBA
June 27, - 8am ~10am@ Sweetwater Interpretive Loop Trail. Topic: TBA
For more information, please call USFWS Interpretive Ranger Lisa Cox at:
(619) 476-9150 X 106 or email Lisa_Cox@fws.gov
Do you have an idea for a topic on the hikes? Is there something you've always wondered about on the Refuge? Call Ranger Lisa with your ideas.