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Walk on the Wildside

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Join Explorit at Regional San’s Bufferlands annual Walk on the Wildside event, a celebration of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. Enjoy a free day of hands-on activities, live music, animal presentations, and more. Visit for all the details.

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When May 20, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Beach Lake Park Freeport, CA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 530-756-0191
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Bring the family and join Explorit Science Center and Regional San’s Bufferlands staff for their annual Walk on the Wildside event, a celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.

Walk on the Wildside highlights local efforts to protect and restore Central Valley habitats. This FREE family-oriented event includes hiking tours of local wetlands and forests, presentations, a live animal show by Wildthings, Inc., music by Cliff Compton and Mountaintop, children’s hands-on activities, informational exhibits, and more. (Get directions.)

Guided and self-guided tours are offered throughout the day. Explore a pristine valley oak riparian forest in search of migratory songbirds. Visit numerous wetland and riparian forest restoration projects. Take one of the Bufferlands guided tours and enjoy a unique opportunity to see a rare heron and egret rookery—one of only four in Sacramento County. This rookery contains more than 120 active nests of great blue herons, great egrets and double crested cormorants. Spotting scopes will be available for optimum viewing of these fascinating and beautiful birds.

Walk on the Wildside has grown to be one of Sacramento’s favorite outdoor environmental events, and both the event and parking are FREE. The fun activities are held at the beautiful Beach Lake Park, near the town of Freeport.

Program of Events

10:00 – Music by Mountaintop (Main Stage)

11:45 – Native American Flute Music with Linda Michelle Hardy

11:45 – Wild Things Animal Presentation (Main Stage)

12:15 – Puppet Show

12:15 – Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest Winners

12:45 – Music by Mountaintop (Main Stage)

1:30 – Wild Things Animal Presentation (Main Stage)

2:00 – Puppet Show

2:00 – Native American Flute Music with Linda Michelle Hardy

2:00 – Music by Mountaintop (Main Stage)

3:00 – Puppet Show

3:30 – Music by Mountaintop (Main Stage)

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