The California Department of Fish and Wildlife calendar for July includes a variety of fun, educational opportunities around the region. Along with specific daily activities, there are many that are offered periodically throughout the month or on weekends.
Various Days - Guided Wetland Tours, By Reservation, at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. A wildlife naturalist will lead your group, school or organization on a half-mile route through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. Your experience can be customized to include requested information. The minimum group size is 18 people. For more information, call (530) 846-7505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various Days - Bat Talk and Walk Events. The Yolo Basin Foundation’s Bat Talk and Walk events run through mid-September and begin at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis. The cost is $12 for adults, and youths 15 and under are free. For more information and to register, visit http://yolobasin.org/battalkandwalks2016/.
Various Days - Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Access Permit Application Deadline for Multiple Hunting Opportunities. Wild pig, deer, bear, turkey, dove and quail hunts are available through the SHARE program. A $10.50 non-refundable application fee (plus handling fees) will be charged for each hunt choice. For more information, visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/share.
Weekends - Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve. Volunteer-led walks are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. The day use fee is $4.12 per person, ages 16 and older. Groups of five or more need to notify staff that they are coming and groups of 10 or more can request a separate tour. For more information, visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/lands/places-to-visit/elkhorn-slough-er.