Anderson Marsh State Historic Park will hold its final Guided Nature Walk of the year on Saturday morning, November 10th.
Bring binoculars and meet in the Ranch House parking lot at 8:15am for time to experience the early morning wildlife to be found in the Ranch House and Barn complex yard – the walk begins at 8:30am.
Park Docent Roberta Lyons will lead a leisurely walk to discover what autumn continues to bring to the Park. The walk will begin on the Cache Creek Nature Trail, pausing at the deck on Cache Creek at the end of the Cache Creek Trail boardwalk. The walk will then continue across the grasslands of the Anderson Flats and through the oak woodland habitat of the Marsh trail, ending back at the Ranch House. The entire walk should take about 2 hours.
This time of year, many mammals and birds are attracted to the Park because of the abundance of wild blackberries, grapes, rose hips and mistletoe berries available for food. Fall also brings many migrating birds to the Park, some to eat the autumn fruits and some to rest in the waters of Cache Creek and Anderson Marsh, or in the nearby trees. The shiny black phainopepla have returned for the mistletoe berries, wintering eared grebes are beginning to arrive and the white-tailed kites and other raptors have returned to the grasslands.
There is no charge for those attending the event and parking is free. Rain will cancel the walk.
Anderson Marsh State Historic Park is located on Hwy 53, between Lower Lake and Clearlake. For more information about the guided walk, email AMIA at [masked] or call (707)[masked]