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News - Cosumnes River Preserve

Tall Forest Bird Survey

Tall Forest Bird Survey

The Tall Forest is a substantial block of valley oak-dominated woodland strongly resembling the pre-Anglo Central Valley riparian forests, a habitat now almost obliterated from California. The big trees overtop a varied, dense understory, and California grape and poison oak climb into the canopy in many places. The complex vegetative structure permits a rich variety of birds to reside permanently or seasonally there. This is a survey on foot lasting 5-6 hours, sometimes longer when

Coast Guard Auxiliary Booth

Coast Guard Auxiliary Booth

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary team and the Cosumnes River Preserve have teamed up to help protect the environment and enhance the safety of boaters who utilize the preserves waterways. Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary team on Saturday to learn how you can be a safe boater. If you have any additional questions you can also reach out to the outreach and volunteer coordinator for the Cosumnes River Preserve: Hillma@saccounty.gov

Coast Guard Auxiliary Booth

Coast Guard Auxiliary Booth

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary team and the Cosumnes River Preserve have teamed up to help protect the environment and enhance the safety of boaters who utilize the preserves waterways. Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary team on Saturday to learn how you can be a safe boater. If you have any additional questions you can also reach out to the outreach and volunteer coordinator for the Cosumnes River Preserve: Hillma@saccounty.gov

Guided Photography Walk

Guided Photography Walk

Come to Cosumnes River Preserve (CRP) for a two-hour guided walk focusing on photographing the Preserve. The first hour will be spent on creatively “seeing” Preserve photo opportunities, including using light, shape, texture, and color to artistically capture the Preserve. Topics include: direction of light, color vs monochrome, horizontal vs vertical, use of leading lines and depth of field in compositions. Camera functionality to be discussed include: use of histogram to confirm proper exposure and

Annual Butterfly Count

Annual Butterfly Count

Butterflies…we see them everywhere, fluttering and floating from one flower to the next. But how often do you stop and think about these funny insects? Did you know that monarch butterflies can migrate over 2,000 miles? How about that the top flight speed for a butterfly is 12 miles per hour? And that many butterflies can actually taste with their feet? Those are some interesting facts and there are plenty more to be discovered. Butterflies