Mike Moran will meet guests at Big Break, home to 70 species of birds and several species of mammals including 27 special-status wildlife species and 6 special-status wildlife species that are known to occur. Nesting has been confirmed for black rails, northern harriers, white-tailed kites, and yellow-breasted chats. Many wading birds, including great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, green herons and white-faced ibis forage in the tidal slough’s freshwater marshes. These areas also provide habitat for Western pond turtles, beavers, muskrats, and river otters which forage and potentially den at Big Break.
Directions and Map available upon reservation.
Field Trip will be rescheduled if there is rain.
RSVP online at gardenshf.org
This field trip is part of the Discovering a Sense of Place Series. Co-sponsored by The Gardens at Heather Farm and the City of Walnut Creek, Discovering a Sense of Place is a free lecture series that runs from January to May 2015 with topics including water conservation and waste reduction.