This Week in San Diego Hiking – March 23, 2015

20141109PictographDSC_3858-EditHello Hikers!

I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the pleasant weekend. We’ve been seeing numerous reports of snakes, especially rattlesnakes, on local trails, so it appears that hibernation season has officially ended. Make sure to keep your eyes and ears open and stay on the trails to avoid an unwanted encounter.  Keep dogs on leash and children close by. Snakes don’t want anything to do with you, so if you give them space they will leave you alone.

Next Saturday, you can join the San Diego Audubon Society for a Field Trip to Tecolote Canyon. Tecolote Canyon is one of several protected urban canyons in the San Diego area that support native plant communities and associated bird life. Birds that are here for the entire year include hawks, Anna’s Hummingbird, California Thrasher, House Wren, Wrentit, and both California and Spotted Towhees. At this time wintering White-crowned Sparrows, and Yellow-rumped Warblers may still be here. Easy walking. Restrooms at the trailhead. Visit the San Diego Audubon Society Field Trips page for more information, or check out our Events Page for even more upcoming hikes and activities.

The San Diego River Park Foundation recently announced an effort to acquire and preserve a property along the South Rim of the Upper San Diego River. An anonymous donor has pledged to match $20,000 in donations, so if you donate now your contribution will effectively be doubled! Visit the SDRP’s South Rim Acquisition page for more information about this important project.

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Have a good week!

Beginning of sunrise at Desert View Picnic Area


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