Scavenger Hunt In The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - April 11, 2021
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Price: FREE


Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Scavenger Hunt

Spring is a wonderful time to get outdoors and explore your local wetlands. Yolo Basin Foundation is hosting a family fun scavenger hunt! Find your way around the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area using the provided Scavenger Hunt Map, labeled with the scavenger hunt stations. At each station, you will have a clue to solve, then hop out of your car to search the back of existing signs and posts for information about the amazing plants and animals that depend on these wetlands. Visit at least five stations to enter the prize drawing. You can submit a hard copy of the form, filling it out by pencil or you can fill it out electronically on your smartphone or tablet as you go.

The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is almost 17,000 acres of restored wetlands and farmland managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. That is about 25 square miles of habitat in the shadow of the State Capitol and it’s not just for the birds. Although many people visit to birdwatch, there are other things to view and to learn, such as the methods used for Wildlife Friendly Farming – helping both wildlife and providing food for humans. The Wildlife Area is open to the public daily, sunrise to sunset. During the Scavenger Hunt you will explore the area to find clues about the birds and other animals that depend on these wetlands for their survival. You may find River Otter scat or an owl pellet, learn about the restoration for the Monarch Butterfly or how farmers remove dams to help salmon in their journey through the wildlife area.

For the directions, map and more information to participate, visit www. or call Yolo Basin Foundation at (530) 757-3780.

A $10 donation to support the Foundation’s wetland education programs is suggested. Yolo Basin Foundation members are free.

Yolo Basin Foundation offers environmental education programs for all ages related to wetlands and wildlife. This is a safe way to explore a new location, or visit a loved birding spot, learn a little and have a great time.

Photo caption: Family of River Otters in the bypass. Visit the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to view plants and wildlife with your family.

Photo credit: Lewis Kemper

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Davis, CA 95618
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Phone: 530.757.3780
This listing courtesy of CA Watchable Wildlife CA Watchable Wildlife

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