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Nature Walk at Lake Solano Next Saturday

Learn about history and birds.

Nature Walk at Lake Solano Next Saturday

Enjoy a guided walk along the Shoreline Trail of Lake Solano Park on Saturday, October 20, with volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop. 

Walk back through the mists of time to learn about the Patwin Indians, the Berryessa brothers and John Wolfskill’s impact on the region.  Enjoy the beauty of nature – the lake and its surroundings. 

Discover how Putah Creek was transformed into Lake Solano, bringing water to farmers and residents of Solano County. Learn about the native trees and plants, and some of their medicinal secrets, passed down through the generations by the Native Americans.  

You may have the good fortune of spotting a Great Blue Heron, a Snowy Egret, a Peacock in all its feathered glory or other wildlife on the tour. 

This tour is a great opportunity to have fun, learn about the area, and get fresh air and exercise. Be prepared for variable weather and trail conditions by bringing water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, layered clothes, and sturdy closed-toe shoes. A camera and binoculars are also recommended. 

In addition, you can continue to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife at Lake Solano Park by picnicking and renting canoes for the day, or renting a campsite for the weekend on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meet Kanouff and Van Newkoop at 10 a.m. in front of Lake Solano Park’s Nature Center at 8685 Pleasants Valley Road (near Highway 128 and the town of Winters).  The presentation is free, and parking is only $5 per vehicle, payable across the road at the entrance to the day-use area.  No RSVP is necessary. 

For questions in advance, call 707-432-0150 x200 or email volunteer@solanolandtrust.org.  For same-day information, call 530-795-2990. 

 

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