Snow geese tours at Gray Lodge
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area will host field trips to view local snow geese as part of the Sacramento River Preservation Trust's seventh annual Snow Goose Festival planned for Jan. 27 through 29.
The festival includes workshops, field trips and evening programs. It is aimed at “increasing public awareness, understanding, appreciation and conservation of the diverse wildlife and unique habitats of the northern Sacramento Valley.”
“If they're lucky, they'll get to see snow geese,” said Sheryl Bailey, Gray Lodge's office manager. “Typically this time of year, you can see some because they're usually here. They fly in and out.”
The festival is held in Chico and individuals who are interested can attend the field trip to view various wildlife and take photographs.
Led by Gray Lodge naturalist Laurie Dieter, the tour will run from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28. Participants must sign up with the preservation trust by Jan. 24 to be included in this particular tour group.
Gray Lodge offers regular nature hikes at 10 a.m. every Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sundays through January. The lodge is open seven days a week, and a $2.50 day fee is required.
For more information on the Snow Goose Festival or to register for events and workshops, call 345-1865 or (800) 852-8570 Ext. 313 or log on to www.snowgoosefestival.org.
Appeal-Democrat reporter Kymm Mann can be reached at 749-4708. You may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.