12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 3207 Rutherford Rd., Gridley (95948). On the Pacific Flyway at the base of the Sutter Buttes, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is one of the premier birding spots in northern California. This public land provides appealing habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other wildlife. Migrating ducks arrive through fall and winter populations grow to hundreds of thousands. Local experts lead a 0.3-mile stroll on a paved trail to an elevated viewing deck and discuss wildlife adaptations, natural history, conservation efforts and how to identify wildlife. Tours are included in the $4 entrance fee and self-guided visitors are also welcome. Tours are cancelled in heavy rain. Please make reservations for groups of 12 or more.
For information or scheduling, contact the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Naturalist Office at (530) 846-7505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
, and visit http://www.wildlife.ca.gov/lands/wa/region2/graylodge/index.html