Jepson Prairie Wildflower & Critter Walk

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Jepson Prairie Wildflower & Critter Walk

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jepson Prairie Wildflower & Critter Walk

Jepson Prairie Preserve
4845 Cook Land, Dixon, CA 95620
Saturdays & Sundays starting on March 11, 2023 through May 14, 2023 from 10am -12pm.
A minimum of $5 is encouraged to attend this tour.
*For groups of 5 or more, RSVP to jepsonprairiedocents@solanolandtrust.org

Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California’s best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vast vernal pools host California tiger salamanders, fairy shrimp, and a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Trained docents will teach participants about vernal pool ecosystems and the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that the pools support. Beautiful wildflowers, excellent birdwatching, and occasional appearances by the endangered Delta green ground beetle make these tours a wonderful experience for all ages and interests! Over 96% of California’s original vernal pool habitat has vanished. But this 1,566-acre park is part of over 4,000 acres of adjacent vernal pool habitat, adding up to one of the largest remaining protections in the state!

FAQS

  • Do I need to make a reservation? 
    • No, only large groups (more than 5 people) are requested to make a special reservation
  • Are the flowers in bloom? 
    • As of May 5th, the flowers are still in bloom and there is still water in Olcott Lake
  • Will the weekend tours take place rain or shine?
    • Yes, the tours will take place rain or shine, please be prepare with water resistant shoes ( it may be muddy) and a jacket
  • Can I go to Jepson Prairie without a docent? 
        • Yes you can visit the property daily.  Jepson Prairie wildflower and critter walk season led by docents are only scheduled between March and May on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • What if I have a group that would like to tour the property during the week?
    • please contact jepsonprairiedocents@solanolandtrust.org to schedule a field trip/ tour
  • How can I become a docent? 
    • Jepson Prairie docent training will take place in 2025.  But you may email jepsonprairiedocents@solanolandtrust.org to be placed on a contact list.  Solano Land Trust is always looking for docents for other properties as well.  You may contact volunteer@solanolandtrust.org to inquire about the docent program.
  •  How do I get to Jepson Prairie from Sacramento?
    • Take 1-80 West to Pedrick Road in Solano County.
    • Take exit 67 from I-80 West.
    • Continue on Pedrick Road.
    • Take 113-South to Cook Lane
    • Cook Lane turns into a dirt road.  Follow the road until you see the sign for Jepson Prairie on your left hand side.  Continue to drive until you see the visitor area on the left.
  • How do I get to Jepson Prairie from Vallejo?
    • Take i-80 East
    • Take CA-12 East
    • take CA-113 North to Cook Lane
    • Cook Lane turns into a dirt road.  Follow the road until you see the sign for Jepson Prairie on your left hand side.  Continue to drive until you see the visitor area on the left.
  • Who can I contact if I have questions about Jepson Prairie?  

Details

Date:
April 29
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Series:

Organizer

Solano Land Trust
Phone:
707-432-0150
Email:
volunteer@solanolandtrust.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Jepson Prairie
4845 Cook Lane
Dixon, CA 95620
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Phone:
707-432-0150