A free, guided historical nature walk is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14, at Lake Solano Park near Winters.
Volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead this two-hour, easy-paced tour. Walkers will learn about the Patwin Indians, the Berryessa brothers and John Wolfskill’s impact on the region. In addition, there will be information on native trees and plants, and some of their medicinal secrets, passed down through the generations by Native Americans.
Individuals may spot great blue herons, snowy egrets, peacocks or other wildlife on the tour.
Visitors should be prepared for variable weather and trail conditions by bringing water, wearing sturdy closed-toe shoes and dressing in layers. A camera, binoculars and snacks are also recommended.
The group will meet at 10 a.m. in front of the Nature Center, at the west entrance of the park, 8685 Pleasants Valley Road, just off Highway 128 near Winters. Parking is $5 per vehicle, payable at the east entrance. No RSVP is necessary. Heavy rain will cancel the walk.
For questions in advance, call 707-451-7699. For same-day information, call 530-795-2990.