It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

In the past 121 years every February has seen at least some rainfall. This year (2020) we experienced the first dry February since 1899. Because of this (and other factors), the vernal pool grasslands have stayed significantly dry and the vernal pools are merely depressions, unfilled. In response to this, we may ask, “What is the point of visiting and/or appreciating the vernal pools if there is no water?” My response to that would be

Looking Up or Looking Down

Looking Up or Looking Down

By Joe Watson What you see when you come out to volunteer with The Habitat restoration Team (HRT) depends on whether you’re looking up or down. Saturday’s job description required looking up and trimming some overreaching branches along our public pathways. With loppers and pruners in hand, the crew headed out across The Savanna on a spectacular sunny day. Looking down, HRT members Vic and Jane pointed out some native wildflowers and grasses to our

Vernal Pool and Wildflowers Guided Hike

Vernal Pool and Wildflowers Guided Hike

Join Cosumnes River Preserve docents on a guided vernal pool and wildflower hike along Rancho Seco’s Howard Ranch Trail! This significant landscape is important because of the rare and unique landscape of vernal pools, which occur only in California’s Mediterranean climate. These pools support flora and fauna that exist no where else in the world. The guided hike takes you 2 miles into the nature area, stopping along the way to learn about the vernal

Vernal Pool and Wildflowers Guided Hike

Vernal Pool and Wildflowers Guided Hike

Join Cosumnes River Preserve docents on a guided vernal pool and wildflower hike along Rancho Seco’s Howard Ranch Trail! This significant landscape is important because of the rare and unique landscape of vernal pools, which occur only in California’s Mediterranean climate. These pools support flora and fauna that exist no where else in the world. The guided hike takes you 2 miles into the nature area, stopping along the way to learn about the vernal