Start your new year outdoors, on a two-hour birding and botanizing walk Wednesday, Jan. 1, along the West Pond in Davis.
The free walks — jointly sponsored by the Yolo Audubon Society and the Friends of the West Pond — take place monthly on the first Wednesday.
The West Pond area is a comfortable locale for birding, with level paved paths. Participants should plan to walk or stand for two hours, but they can leave the trip at any time. The walk is approximately one mile on flat paths of the greenbelt. Benches are located along the path. Restrooms are available at UC Davis Medical Building at the north end of the greenbelt on Covell Boulevard.
The leaders will greet participants at 9 a.m. at the greenbelt gazebo on the west end of Isle Royale Lane. Bring binoculars and water.
For more information, call Gene Trapp at 530-756-6291.
The Yolo Audubon Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of birds and other wildlife through educational programs and field trips, bringing conservation issues to public awareness, and acting to preserve Yolo County bird life and habitat. For more information, visit www.yoloaudubon.org.
For more information about the Friends of West Pond, visit http://daviswiki.org/Friends_of_West_Pond.