AT THE SEDGWICK RESERVE
What better place to observe Earth Day than the beautiful Sedgwick Reserve?
We will be commemorating Earth Day with a series of family and adult hikes, field station tours, the showing of wild animal pictures taken at Sedgwick, and the availability of the oak grove picnic area for your enjoyment.
Two set of hikes will be offered each hour at 9, 10, and 11am. The 9 am hikes will include a strenuous adult hike for those who want that kind of hike, as well as a short, kid- friendly family walk. The 10 and 11 am hikes will include both the short kid-friendly family walk as well as a moderately strenuous adult hike. All hikes and walks will be led by trained Sedgwick docents who will provide interpretation of the natural history at the Reserve and highlights of the Earth Day scenery at Sedgwick.
After the hikes, pictures of the wild animals at Sedgwick (bears, mountain lions, deer, and others) will be shown in the new Tipton Meeting Room with narration by Kate McCurdy, director of the Reserve.
The picnic area will be available for those who would like to bring their own lunches and enjoy mid-day in the shade of the majestic valley oaks at the Field Station. A barbecue pit will be fired up and waiting for use by anyone inclined to use it. Bird watching at the pond, a friendly horse and two mischievous burros and a bocce ball court will also be available for your Earth Day enjoyment.
Sedgwick operates on a limited budget from UCSB, so a donation of $10 per person or $15 per family is suggested for the event.
Reservations are required and can be made on the web at http://sedgwick.nrs.ucsb.edu/. Sedgwick will confirm your reservation and provide you further information about the day. For hikers, be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to your choice of hike. Reservations will be limited to 100 celebrants. In case of doubtful weather, an advisory message will be on the phone on Earth Day morning.