FR24 Freshwater Farms Reserve Trail | 2020 | FREE
Time - 8:15 am - 12:15 pm
Trip Leader(s): Kate Howard
This event meets at the Arcata Community Center outside the front doors.
Join Northcoast Regional Land Trust, this year’s Spotlight Organization, for a birding tour and discussion at Freshwater Farms Reserve. This beautifully restored 74 acre wild and working landscape demonstrates complementary land uses, supporting both ecological enhancement and agriculture. The nature trail meanders through meadows and rich pastureland into abundant salt marsh and estuary habitat. Wood Creek runs through the property meeting with Freshwater Slough, which is part of the larger Humboldt Bay tributary complex. More than 75 species of birds have been seen on Freshwater Farms Reserve, including hawks, waterfowl, warblers and other songbirds, and a resident barn owl. Walk is approximately one mile on a maintained trail and includes a viewing platform overlooking the restored wetland. Please wear appropriate footwear – trail may be muddy in some areas. There is a port-a-potty at the trail head. Bring a spotting scope if you have one, a reusable water bottle, and a lunch.
This is a free community event, but registration is required to reserve your spot, no basic registration fee is required if you are ONLY signing up for free community events.