Human civilization has had a profoundly negative impact on wildlife and their habitats. The will to survive is strong, however, and is apparent among the herons and egrets nesting in urban areas of Sacramento–areas where they have likely nested for hundreds of years before our human population exploded.
Join us to learn about the Black-Crowned Night Herons, Snowy Egrets and Cattle Egrets that nest in big mixed colonies in busy areas of our city. We will discuss each species’ natural history, their nesting habits, and about Sacramento Heron and Egret Rescue’s efforts to prevent suffering in collaboration with local wildlife rehabilitation facilities.
*This is a two-part series including a seminar and a field study.*
About the Speaker:
Christy Berger is the co-founder of Sacramento Heron and Egret Rescue which formed when a nesting colony surrounding a busy apartment complex resulted in dozens of injured baby herons and egrets being brought into the wildlife rescue where she was volunteering. When she found out that the baby birds were not just getting injured, but also being abused, she and a friend decided to take action. Christy is also a volunteer with Gold Country Wildlife Rescue.
Age: 12 + Up
Thursday, August 15, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Effie Yeaw Nature Center (EYNC)
2850 San Lorenzo Way Carmichael, CA 95608
Saturday, August 17, 8:30am-10:30am
7650 Windbridge Drive, Sacramento
Seminar & Field Study: $20 General / $15 EYNC Members
Seminar Only: $15 General / $10 EYNC Members
Contact Effie Yeaw Nature Center