Rush Ranch

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 sue@solanolandtrust.org for more information.

 

Lynch Canyon Open on Fridays

Lynch Canyon is open Fridays through Mondays from 9am - 5pm year-round!

 

Upcoming Outdoor Adventures

  • Saturday, December 20:
  • Blacksmithing & Native American Display at Rush Ranch
  • Fall into Winter Birding Hike at Lynch Canyon
  • Tuesday, December 30:
  • Holiday Week Walk at Rush Ranch

    Thursday, January 1, 2015:
  • New Year's Day Hike at Rockville Trails Preserve
  • Reflect and Re-energize Hike at Lynch Canyon
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015:
  • Nature Hike at the King-Swett Ranches
  • Wednesday & Thursday,
    January 7 & 8, 2015:

  • Help Plant Native Plants at Lynch Canyon
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015:
  • Hike for Exercise & Views at Rockville Trails Preserve
  • Volunteer Trail Crew at Lynch Canyon
  • Birds of Prey Workshop and Hike at Rush Ranch
  • Click here for details & many more events

 

 

“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics”
 
―Aldo Leopold