Within our Central Valley region are a number of places where wildlife is protected and available for public viewing. These “wetlands” are host to migratory species as well as those which are established as yearlong “residents” of our valley.
On the Go Besides a map/GPS devise, the one piece of equipment that belongs on a Valley Wetland excursion is a pair of binoculars!!! Some site occasionally have visitor days where rangers set up spotting telescopes and binoculars for visitor use, but unless one is scheduled, bringing your own is the best assurance of viewing the many critters that call wetlands their home. And… waterproof footwear and a change of clothing might not be bad to load into the car! Don’t forget those photos and bingo cards!!