SOLD OUT Mushroom Meander

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

What grows at Deer Creek Hills Preserve? This month's docent-guided natural history hike (second Saturday of every month, Feb-May) will be a 2-3 mile Mushroom Meander. Join our docents who will share what they have discovered in the way of macrofungi this past week. This will be a slow moving stroll through the blue, live

Free – $10.00

Docent Equestrian Safety Training

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Current SVC equestrian docents will gather at Deer Creek Hills to review emergency response protocols, practice hands-on emergency scenarios and gain valuable information on how to ensure group safety during an emergency. There will be a 30 minute review of protocols and orientation to docent resource binder followed by a short hike to the training location near the Oxbow

Free

Upland Birding

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Docents welcome all ages of new and experienced birders alike, who are ready to tackle this 3-4 mile off-trail walk through open grasslands that overlie the Gopher Ridge (metavolcanic) Formation. Open grassland habitat in the Sacramento area continues to disappear making this local resource ever more important. These are hunting grounds for winter resident raptors

Free – $10.00

Self-Guided Hikes

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays February through May and October through November. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings.

Free – $10.00

Equestrian Ride

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Buddy up with your horse and take a docent-led equestrian adventure, traveling over the rolling hills, and maneuvering past outcrops of rocks along the trail’s edge. Take in the seemingly endless grassland and tree-studded horizons of this pristine protected landscape. BYO horse and gear, including a muck bucket and water for your horse after the

Free – $10.00

Docent Only: Indigenous Cultures Workshop

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Join us as we spend the morning talking under the oaks as we learn about indigenous perspectives and and their deep connection to the land. The talk will be led by Kimberly "ShiningStar" Petree Executive Director of the Cosumnes Culture and Water Ways. The CCaWW is a 501c3 that is "dedicated to preserving the indigenous

Free

Camp Pollock Docent Orientation

Camp Pollock 1501 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, CA, United States

Join an amazing group of trained volunteers to help with docent-led activities and service projects at Camp Pollock. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn about the historic property, help maintain this special place, and to share your knowledge with the public. Our projects and events would not happen without fantastic volunteer support.

Free

Self-Guided Hikes

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays February through May and October through November. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings.

Free – $10.00

Woodland Mindfulness

Deer Creek Hills Preserve Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, Sloughhouse, CA, United States

"We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to Nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves..." ~Andy Goldsworthy, Artist Please join SVC Docents on a guided, gentle "mindfulness" hike among the Blue Oak Woodland. We will explore Nature while

Free – $10.00