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10:00 am Backyard Bird Safari, Mike & Annette Heacox, Luciole Design Inc.

Mike and Annette Heacox of Luciole Design Inc., landscape architects based in Sacramento, return with more secrets on how to design and enjoy your ultimate bird/wildlife garden. Learn which bird species have a preferred time for taking baths in sum- mer, design and create a simple water feature for birds, attract birds year around with the right mix of low water plants, and discover through the seasons the best time of day and location to observe birds and wildlife.

11:00 a.m.  Keynote Speaker, Jeff Rich

The majestic Bald Eagle was adopted in 1782 as America’s official bird. It has historically been a symbol of freedom and patriotism in the United States of America, and for good reason. The bird is associated with authority and has a fierce beauty that speaks to those who look upon it. Today, the Bald Eagle is a protected species. Once on the brink of extinction, it is currently enjoying a comeback. In this Presentation and book, wildlife and bird photography specialist Jeffrey Rich showcases over 150 of his storytelling photographs of Bald Eagles and shares insights into the birds’ habitat, feeding habits, mating patterns, the care of their young, and more. Attendees will marvel over images of birds in flight, in nests with their young, at rest, preening, and capturing prey, as Rich chronicles the daily lives, in detail, of America’s favorite bird.

12:00 pm What is the Cosumnes River Preserve,  Saige White

The Cosumnes River is a very special place among the California Landscape. A mere 80 miles long, it is home to a variety of plants and creatures, big and small. This presentation will give you a big picture view of how the Cosumnes River Preserve came to be and the many people and partners that worked together to protect over 50,000 acres surrounding the river. You will be introduced to the history of the preserve and taught about many of the birds and wildlife that call it home, year-round and seasonally. All ages are welcome to participate and learn about this beautiful, protected space in the California Valley.

1:00 pm Wild Things & Conservation Ambassadors, Gabriel Kerschner

Meet our wildlife ambassadors!  Back by popular demand, these wild creatures have sustained injuries that prevent them from surviving in the wild or were kept as illegal pets.  The Conservation Ambassador team delights tens of thousands of school children every year with a message of conservation and appreciation for the earth's natural wonders.  Join us in welcoming these animal ambassadors and learn about each one's special place on earth.

2:00 pm Hawks, Honkers & Hoots, Kelli Moulden

Director Kelli Moulden's mission is to inspire respect for local and migratory birds through customized and entertaining educational programs.  Enjoy a fantastic opportunity to see and experience hawks, owls, and water birds up close and personal.  Yes, the birds are coming to visit!

3:00 pm Cal-Waste Recovery Systems Materials Recovery Facility Tour, Leesa Klotz

Take a guided tour through our Materials Recovery Facility.  See what we do and how we do it.  Each day we recover discarded natural resources destined for landfills, conserve natural resources, create new jobs, and reduce local carbon footprint.  Our goal is to preserve our environment and build a better future for our community and the lands and waterways that surround it.  Good for all ages, Kids' activity will be included during your visit.


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.       San Joaquin Mickie Grove - Fill the Bill                                       Moran Biederman Room

                                                   Open to all ages and limited space available. No cost.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.       Nature Game Workshop, Guy Galante                                      Location: TBD

These games are sure to activate your senses, sharpen your awareness, and bring a smile to your face! Have fun playing games that teach about animals, trail etiquette, and natural phenomenon. Run, hide, dance, sing and sit beneath the trees while laughing, learning, and creating happy memories.   Open to all ages and limited space available.  No cost. 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       Everybody Can do Bird Photography  - Bob Lanza               Chabolla Center:  California Room

Learn how to Get Started,  where to watch birds, birding etiquette, safety,  cameras and equipment.  Open to all ages and limited space available. No cost

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.        Building Bird Houses                                                                        Moran Biederman Room       

                                                  $5.00 per participant,  open to all ages and limited space available.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.          Everybody Can do Bird Photography  - Bob Lanza               Chabolla Center:  California Room 

Learn how to Get Started,  where to watch birds, birding etiquette, safety,  cameras and equipment.  Open to all ages and limited space available.  Open to all ages and limited space available. No cost

4:00 p.m.                                 Welcome to my Bird Nest - Blueprint Design Co. 

Join us , as Blueprint Design Co. partners with the City of Galt for a fun, all- inclusive how-to design event.  We will be creating a beautiful Welcome To Our Nest sign for the home that is neutral enough to match not only your homes interior but exterior as well.  If you are looking to make your sign a custom piece, we will be providing plenty of additional colors for you to do so.  Anyone from a first-time beginner to the advanced DIYers should partake in this exciting event and walk away with not only a unique display piece but also a great gift.  Come join us for a creative and delightful afternoon.            

         *Located at the Chabolla Center,  $45 per participant,  price will include light snacks.