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RIDGEWOOD RANCH NATURE CONSERVANCY

 

16200 N Hwy 101, Willits, CA 95490

33 acres of old growth and 2nd growth Redwoods - 1600 acres of Oak woodlands

 

5 miles of fish bearing streams and riparian habitat - Vernal pools

 

DOCENT-LED NATURE WALKS

Walks are free - Reservation required

Call 707.391.3872

 

To learn more about Ridgewood Ranch Conservation Easements click here

2014 Spring Schedule

March

 

8th - Second Redwood Grove hike.  Lichens, sorrel, trilliums in bloom. Moderate 5-mile round trip with low water creek crossing.

15th - White deer lake hike. Wildflower meadows, oak woodlands, scenic lake. Moderate 5-mile round trip with 500 ft. elevation.

22rd - Animal tracks.  Walk with certified tracker identifying signs of wildlife (pending).  Easy, 3-mile round trip.

29th - Walker lake boundary hike.  Hike through redwoods and beyond to lake spillway.  Moderate 6-mile round trip with low water creek crossing.

April

 

5th - White deer lake hike. Wild flower meadows, oak woodlands, scenic lake. Moderate 5-mile round trip with 500 ft. elevation.

12th - White deer lake hike. Wild flower meadows, oak woodlands, scenic lake. Moderate 5-mile round trip with 500 ft. elevation.

 


...........Enjoy Your Walk!......Be Prepared......

 

Knowledgeable naturalists, herbalists, birders, and animal trackers are along on most trips.
Start time is 10 am. except when noted.  Outing duration will vary from 3 to 6 hours. 

Children 10 and older are welcome.  Each trip registration limit is 12 persons.

 

WHAT TO WEAR AND WHAT TO PACK
Proper footwear is essential; early spring trips can be muddy good fun, and some have creek crossings.
Wear appropriate (layered) clothing. Protect yourself from sun, rain, mosquitoes, ticks, and poison oak. 

In your pack carry water and energy snacks. 

You may also want to bring your camera, binoculars, magnifier, and field guide.

 

PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER.

 

NO SMOKING, NO PETS. HEAVY RAIN CANCELS.





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