San Francisco Bay NWR Complex Events


 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Stewardship Saturday

Visitor Center, Fremont

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested in improving the refuge for visitors and for wildlife alike, join us at the Visitor Center for a stewardship project. We will do either a trash cleanup or a planting/weeding project. Dress appropriately for the task and for the weather. We will have gloves to lend and will provide the tools. Bring your own water bottle. Meet in the parking lot at the Visitor Center. Driving an additional 2.5 miles may be required since the project may be at a different location. For more information, or to make reservations, call 510-792-0222 ext. 361.

 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Exploring the Dunes

Antioch Dunes NWR, Antioch

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge is home to three endangered species: two gorgeous flowering plants (Antioch Dunes Evening Primrose and Contra Costa Wallflower) and a delicate butterfly found nowhere else on the planet - Lange’s Metalmark butterfly! Generally, this refuge is closed to the public to protect them. However, once a month we have docent-led walking tours to explore and learn about this incredible refuge and its importance in the Delta. This guided walk lasts 1-1.5 hours on a relatively flat, sandy road. Wear sturdy shoes for the sandy walk along the dunes. All ages welcome. No reservations required. Please note that there are no facilities on the property. Refuge address is 501 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch 94509. Contact 510 521-9717 for questions.

 

Saturday, May 9, 2020    

Restoration Work Day

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Interested in volunteering at the Refuge? Come out for a Restoration Work Day! We will be working in the Butterfly Garden and surrounding trails. Work will include weeding, mulching, and planting native plants. This is a great opportunity for middle, high, and college students to gain volunteer hours. Great for scout groups and families as well! All ages and skill levels are welcome to join. Gloves and tools are provided. Bring a lunch to enjoy after! Reservations required. Please visit: https://restorationeec.eventbrite.com. Questions? Hope: 408-262-5513 ext.104

 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Family Bird Walk

Visitor Center, Fremont

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Let family walks become a shared time of nature learning. We’ll begin by helping kids create their personal bird watching field guides, and then head out onto the trails to find those birds. A limited number of binoculars are available to borrow. Recommended for children ages 5-10. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Register at https://fun-family-birdwalk.eventbrite.com

 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Fox Stories: Indicators that Fox are in Your Area

Visitor Center, Fremont

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Do you sometimes see paw prints in mud or scat (poop) on the trails and assume that a dog left it? It could be from something else. Come along and learn how to distinguish and identify the markings of a gray fox. Gain some insights into the fox’s nature and their behavior during the walk. By the time we are through, you will have a set of “tools” you can use to identify the presence of foxes in any area that you are in. Bring a hat, binoculars, and good walking shoes. Led by Bill Leikam from the Urban Wildlife Research Project. 

Register at https://grey-fox.eventbrite.com