The Rush Ranch Marsh and South Pasture Trails
will be closed some Fridays through Sundays
now through February 15, 2015
Due to seasonal use restrictions, the above areas will be closed to the public. Please enjoy the Suisun Hill Trail and all other facilities at Rush Ranch during this time.
The following Fridays through Sundays are when the Marsh and South Pasture Trails are closed:
January 2 - 4, 2015
January 23 - 25, 2015
February 6 - 8, 2015
February 13 - 15, 2015
Science on the Land
Taking a closer look at
bluebird boxes at Lynch Canyon
Have you ever wondered who lives in the bird boxes along several trails at Lynch Canyon? The boxes were built for Western bluebirds and installed by Boy Scouts and other volunteers, but regular monitoring and maintenance of the boxes had never been done, so Solano Land Trust engaged sixteen citizen scientists to answer that question for us.
A bluebird brings a cricket home for dinner.
Photo: Michael Gene Stewart
Want to learn more or join the monitoring program? Earl Swenerton will lead training sessions for new volunteers in February 2015. As part of our regular Citizen Science Friday programs, we will be cleaning boxes and erecting new ones. Solano Land Trust is seeking citizen scientists (and a leader) to monitor new bluebird boxes installed at Rush Ranch, and woodworkers to help build and repair boxes.
Please contact Sue Wickham, Solano Land Trust Project Manager, at (707) 432-0150, ext. 207 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.