I am a recently retired Department of Fish and Game employee of 34 years. I also volunteer as a docent with the Yolo Basin Foundation leading public groups onto the wildlife area on the second Saturday of each month, as well as participate in the Discovery the Flyway program teaching children in grades K thru 6 the importance and value of our wetlands. See this website for more public activities provided by the Yolo Basin Foundation: www.yolobasin.org
I will host regular photography trips onto Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area over the course of the coming year. I would also like to have us work as a group to establish photography blinds on the area. http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region3/yolo/index.html
Our first field trip was in the afternoon of Saturday April 11th, we had an orientation to the property and then spent the afternoon into evening enjoying the photographic opportunities on the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Waterfowl, songbirds, raptors and other animals of the marsh could be seen as well as many plants associated with wetland habitat.
Future trips could include photo opportunities on the Glide Ranch and the vernal pools when in full bloom this coming spring; trips to Sacramento National Wildlife Area, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, Napa Marshes, Cosumnes Nature Preserve, Knoxville Wildlife Area and other natural areas we would collectively like to visit.
Rob Floerke, Past President
The Photography Club of Davis
Here are some photos taken at our first tour:
Great Horned Owl with chicks