Nature Walk at Sycamore Island
Join guide George F. to explore Sycamore Island on this free Nature Walk. Sycamore Island, located near Children's Hospital in Madera, is home to many local bird and animal species including deer, herons, mountain lions, owls, egrets, and much more. It also offers many ponds for migratory bird species to visit on their journey south. Hike may be anywhere from 1.5-3 miles and may last up to 2 hours.
We will be meeting at the upper gates of Sycamore Island at 8:30 am. Sycamore Island will be closed to the public, so all participants will have to caravan through the gates with the lead guide. Please be on time-- participants will be entering the property by 8:45 am. Sycamore Island is located at 39664 Ave 7 1/2 in Madera. To get to Sycamore Island from Fresno take Highway 41 north and exit Children's Blvd. Turn left on Road 40, right on Ave 7 1/2, and turn into the 3rd driveway at 39664. A map can be found at: https://www.riverparkway.org/images/maps/SycIsleMap.pdf.
George F. has been involved with the River Parkway Trust for 18 years. He is retired from a 40 year career in the air conditioning industry, and has a great love of the outdoors. His main interest is field ornithology, but he also enjoys discussing habitat preservation, river history and restoration, Native American history, and water issues.
Please dress appropriately (closed toed shoes, long pants, etc.) and bring a hat, sunscreen, water, binoculars and a small snack. Leader will have some loaner binoculars available. Children 12+ welcome, no dogs, please.
December 1st, 2018 8:30 AM through 11:00 AM
39664 Avenue 7 1/2
Madera, CA 93636