MDAS Field Trip — The Sandhill Cranes of Staten Island, plus Cosumnes Preserve
December 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
The Sandhill Cranes of Staten Island, plus Cosumnes Preserve
Tuesday, December 6th, 9 AM-1 PM
Staten Island is an excellent area to see Sandhill Cranes, and Cosumnes Preserve provides habitat for more than 200 species of birds. We will meet and coordinate cars at the Walnut Grove Elementary School. From there, our trip will begin with a drive along Staten Island Road, primarily to view the migrating Sandhill Cranes. Next we will drive to the Cosumnes Wildlife Preserve for a walk along the several trails throughout the Preserve. Some things you may need for our outing: binoculars, drinking water, sun block, insect repellent, warm jacket, and appropriate footwear. Also, bring lunch and drinks.
Hike Rating: Category 1-Easy
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Randy Huey, 925-518-8439
Meet: Walnut Grove Elementary School, 14181 Grove St, Walnut Grove, CA 95690
Directions: From Central Contra Costa County, take I-680 N toward Sacramento. Keep right at the fork to continue on CA-242 N, follow signs for Concord/Pittsburg/State Route 242. Use the left 3 lanes to take the CA-4 E exit toward Stockton/Pittsburg. Take exit 30 for CA-160 toward Sacramento/Rio Vista. Continue straight onto Isleton Rd. Turn left to stay on Isleton Rd. Turn left onto River Rd. Turn right onto Depot Ln. Turn left onto Grove St. Turn right onto N South St. Arrive at Walnut Grove Elementary.
This trip is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sandhill-cranes-of-staten-island-plus-cosumnes-preserve-tickets-467255542907
Photo: Sandhill Cranes at Staten Island by Paul Schorr.