Field Trip: Sacrameno Area and American River Parkway

Date: Saturday September 23, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

During this field trip, we will view fall migrants in the Sacramento area and bird in several of the parks along the American River Parkway, which follows the American River. (NSAS Event)


Leader: Bruce Thomsen

Description: We will visit three parks along the American River Parkway in Sacramento: William B. Pond Recreation Area, Ancil Hoffman Park, and Sacramento Bar Park. Each park is bordered on the south by the American River and consists of riparian, oak woodlands and grasslands.

Each park offers something different. Pond Recreation area was an active gravel quarry until the 1960ís. The area was reclaimed and consists of oak woodlands and grasslands with quiet back waters from the river. Ancil Hoffman park offers a 100+ acre natural area and the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Sacramento Bar was an area dredged for gold in the late 1800s with tailing piles, oaks, riparian, and open spaces.

Bring: Water, lunch, snack, good walking shoes. We will drive to each park and then walk some of the trails in them.

For more information, please contact Bruce Thomsen at Home Phone: (707) 224-1906 Cell Phone: (209) 728-4631. If responding by email, please include home and cell phone numbers.

Directions: Meet at 9:00 AM at the William B. Pond Recreation Area for those not car pooling. Drive east from Napa/Solano on Interstate 80 to Sacramento. In Sacramento merge to Highway 50 to South Lake Tahoe. Continue east to Watt Ave. (exit 11). Turn right (north) onto Watt Ave. Drive over the American River to Fair Oaks Blvd. Turn left onto Fair Oaks Blvd. Drive east ward to Arden Way approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Arden Way. Arden Way enters William B. Pond Recreation Area at its terminus. Enter the area and proceed to the first parking area. There is a $5.00 per vehicle entry fee.

submitted on August 21, 2017, at 01:57 AM PST

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