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Hike With A Ranger!
Above: Promotional photo of Hike with a Ranger. Photo courtesy of San Diego National Wildlife Refuge.
San Diego is home to one of the most biologically diverse hotspots 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. Many times, specialists or "experts" are featured on the hikes, covering special themes such as International Migratory Bird Day, or National Pollinator Week. Kids and families encouraged!
"Hike with a Ranger" is on one Saturday per month, usually lasts between 2 and 3 hours, and there is no shade during the hike. Please bring water, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring binoculars and a sketchbook if you have them. Some binoculars are provided to borrow for the hike.
Hiking Dates for 2014 (note changing start times)
January 4, 9am - 11am at Sweetwater Interpretive Loop Trail. (Google Map)
February 22, 9am - 11am at Par 4 Drive Trail. Topic: Native Plants and Wildflowers in Bloom (Google Map)
March 22, 8am - 11am at McGinty Mountain trail. Topic: Special Soils = Rare Plants and Historical Mines (Google Maps)
April 26, 8am - 10am at Sweetwater Interpretive Loop Trail. Topic: Springtime Migratory Birds with Biologist John Martin (Google Map)
May 17, 9am - 11am at Par 4 Drive Trail. Topic: Native Bee Pollinators with Grad student James Hung (Google Map)
June 21, 7am - 10am at McGinty Mountain Trail. Topic: Special Soils = Rare Plants and Historical Mines (Google Maps)
July TBA, - 7am - 9am at Sweetwater Interpretive Loop Trail. (Google Map)
August TBA, - 7am - 9am at Par 4 Drive Trail. (Google Map)
For more information, please call USFWS Interpretive Ranger Lisa Cox at: (619) 476-9150 X 106