Monthly Archives: April 2017

A Hike at Cold Canyon

One of the most popular spring hikes in Yolo County is a trail that starts near the base of  Monticello Dam, on Putah Creek. It enters the Stebbins Cold Canyon Preserve (managed by the University of California) and offers the … Continue reading

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Bobcat Ranch

Bobcat Ranch It was a pleasure this past weekend to join an outing organized by the Putah Creek Council at Audubon California’s Bobcat Ranch, in the eastern foothills of the Coast Ranges near Winters. Our group of about 20 people … Continue reading

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Turkey Tails and Dog Vomit

I’m not a mycologist (though I’m quite fond of lichens), but when a really striking fructification appears beside the trail, I’m eager to know more about it. Recently at Deer Creek Hills Preserve in eastern Sacramento County, a good variety … Continue reading

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