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Raptor Wrap-up at Rush Ranch

Birds of Prey Identification Workshop and Hike provided by Solano Land Trust

Hawk at Rush Ranch_By Tom Muehleisen(3)The winter migration season for birds of prey is coming to a close.  Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team on Saturday, March 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an interactive presentation, book review, potluck, and hike to celebrate the amazing birds we've seen this fall and winter in Solano County and beyond.

Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey.  Each fall and winter season he offers tours on Solano Land Trust lands.  He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher.  Asked about his passion, Broderick explains “The main thing is I don't just want people to watch and see hawks; rather I want people to understand their needs, interactions and requirements to survive. I’m just explaining what I’m seeing after watching it for so long. I just want to share and ‘pass it on’. Hopefully as I reach hundreds if not thousands of people, a few will really get it, latch on to it, and then do as I do, just as others did for me when I was starting out.”


Meet in the Rush Ranch Nature Center. Participants are invited to bring a potluck item to share with the group. The presentation will cover raptor natural history and threats, the importance of habitat conservation, acquisition and restoration, identification methods, and a book review.  The event will conclude with a hike up Suisun Hill where eagles, hawks, and falcons seek-out ground squirrel colonies.


Since its founding 26 years ago, Solano Land Trust has permanently protected more than 20,000 acres of working farms and natural areas in Solano County.  Learn more, see a full list of outdoor adventures, and become a member at


Who:     Solano Land Trust & raptor enthusiast Larry Broderick

What:    Raptor Wrap-up at Rush Ranch:  Birds of Prey Identification Workshop and Hike

When:   Saturday, March 31st from 10am to 1pm

Where:  Rush Ranch, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun, CA 94585.

Why:     Discover and learn about eagles, hawks, and other birds of prey in Solano County.

Cost:     A donation for the tour is suggested but not required.

RSVP:   Natalie at 707-432-0150 x200 (office), 415-517-2624 (cell), or

Fairfield California Calling All Artists

Art on the Vine Art Festival

Fairfield Suisun Valley Phil Glashoff Sculpture 2Credit Barbara Steinberg 3Saturday and Sunday, June 2 - 3, 2012
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wooden Valley Winery
4756 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, California 94534

Sponsored by the Fairfield Visual Arts Association (FVAA), the art festival features original art by Northern California artists.  With only 40 spaces available sign-up as soon as possible. Print out, complete, and mail in your Artist Entry Form to reserve your space.

Entry fee for FVAA members is $75. Non-FVAA artist entry fee is $100. Membership applications and entry forms are available on the FVAA website.

For further information, please contact Cynthia Garcia, event chair, at 707-399-8399 or

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