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Explore the Birds of Las Cruzitas Ranch

Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014

By: Jessica McGlaughlin (Expired article)

Solvang, CA -

The Wildling Museum is pleased to present the next session of "Natural History Field Classes with Fred and Larry" on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00am.

Join local naturalists Dr. Fred Emerson and Larry Ballard for an exploration of Las Cruzitas Ranch, a 1,500 acre working ranch near Happy Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley with abundant bird life. See the Yellow-billed Magpie, other resident and wintering birds including the Burrowing Owl and Prairie Falcon. Fred and Larry will share their extensive knowledge about plants, birds, geology and more in a warm and friendly way that is easily understood by budding naturalists. This class will have a special focus on birding, with attention paid to identification tips, sounds and behavior.

Class fee is $25 or $20 for Museum members, includes admission to the Museum on day of class. For more information please go to the Wildling’s website: www.wildlingmuseum.org or call 805-686-8315 to sign up. Directions will be emailed to paid participants the week of the class.


The Wildling Museum, where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, education and field experiences, guests can renew their relationship with the wilderness and understand its fragile nature - hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those spaces remain for future generations. For more information, to volunteer and/or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution please visit www.wildlingmuseum.org, call 805-688-1082, or email info@wildlingmuseum.org. The Museum is located at 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, California. The Museum is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the Museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The Museum is closed Tuesday.

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