Free programs at Lake Solano get visitors exploring nature

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Visit Lake Solano Park over the next two weekends for free guided events.

Friday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 23 is one of the rare Docent-in-Residence Weekends at the Park. A volunteer docent will be camping out all weekend leading back-to-back events for the whole family. Long-time Docent Carla Murphy has a canoe tour, stargazing program and more activities planned.

The schedule includes:

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Campfire Program Saturday, 8:15 a.m.: Guided Canoe Tour (registration required) Saturday, 11 a.m.: Guided Nature & History Walk Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: Stargazing Program Sunday, 11 a.m.: Roving Docents Cart

The events continue the next weekend on Saturday, Sept. 29, with a guided tour introducing visitors to the fall birds at Lake Solano Park. California is a major highway for migrating birds, and there is an assortment of fall travelers in town. Join Lake Solano Docents John Mott-Smith and Cathi Christo to learn all about these visiting birds, as well as the feathered friends that stay year-round.

The Saturday, Sept. 29 bird walk begins at 8 a.m. at the Lake Solano Nature Center.  Loaner binoculars will be available.

All events are family-friendly and free. Parking at Lake Solano Park is $6, payable at the entrance kiosk on the day use side.

For more information and to register for events, visit www.putahcreekcouncil.org/calendar. For questions, call Karin Young at Putah Creek Council, 530-795-3006.

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