Sardina Preserve – 2.5 miles of easy/moderate terrain, some hills and narrow trails.
Join us for a morning hike that has the potential to offer glimpses of coast horned lizards, mule deer, and native birds. We’ll end with a presentation by a special guest speaker from Sky Hunters, a local non-profit focused on the raptor rehabilitation and education.
Captivating Raptors is the third hike in our Wonders of the Watershed series. You can help The Escondido Creek Conservancy protect wildlife by joining us on four exclusive hikes throughout the Escondido Creek watershed. Each of the hikes will have an education component, include a special guest, and showcase an enchanting landscape on Conservancy property.
These exclusive hikes take place on several of our wildlife preserves. Each hike will be 2-3 hours long and will range in difficulty. We’ll learn about the local climate, native plants, health benefits of nature, and even have a special presentation on raptors at our newest preserve! Please note that not all trails will be in the shade; hats, sunscreen, and water are recommended for all hikers. Cameras and binoculars are always a good item to have handy.
Two day tickets will allow you to join our Dec. 14th hike “San Diego is NOT a Desert” at Bottle Peak Preserve – 2.5 miles of easy/moderate terrain, some hills and narrow trails.
Director of California Chaparral Institute, Rick Halsey will be leading this hike and giving us facts on the unique sub-Mediterranean climate of the Escondido Creek watershed. This hike has some sections with relatively steep inclines and can be difficult.