NEWS FROM THE WILDLIFE AREA
This summer, water will be kept in several ponds surrounding Parking Lot B. This includes the area just north of B, the pond where the ramp is to the west of B, as well as the pond on the trail directly east (where the Black-crowned Night Heron roost is).
In addition, there will be summer water in the ponds to the north of Parking Lot F, and from there you can look east across the Toe Drain to see the heron rookery.
Every summer two rice fields (about 200 acres) are fallowed and shallowly flooded
for shorebird habitat. Due to a "plumbing" problem, the order of the flooding has
been switched. Please follow the link to a map of the two fields. Thanks to Dan
Brown for making it.
Map: Areas and dates of flooding
To access the currently flooded field, people can park at the turnout at the corner
just after turning south towards Parking Lot C. From there walk north across the
road that crosses the ditch then take an immediate right to the first open trail on the
The field that will be flooded in August is located to the east of Parking Lot C in the
same location as last year. Park in C and walk east on the trail directly opposite the
parking lot entrance to get there.
Please note: The water you see north of the Yolo Causeway is run-off from the South Davis Drain and not Wildlife Area water.
Map of the Wildlife Area
New! A short video about Yolo Basin Foundation and the Discover the Flyway Program.
Summer 2014 Mural Project
Looking for volunteers to help design and paint a wetlands themed mural on the Discover the Flyway education trailer this summer. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome! If you are interested in helping with this fun project, please contact Joy Elson at email@example.com.
Batty for Bats -- Bat Talk and Walks
with Corky Quirk
Summer 2014 schedule is posted! Tickets are on sale!
schedule & tickets
Bats & Brews with Sudwerk Brewing Co.
August 11th, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Celebrate Davis Beer Week and join us for Yolo Basin Foundation's first-ever Sudwerk Brewing Bat Flyout event!
Ticket Price: $25 (includes beer, food, live music, and a sunset bat flyout!)
2014 Bucks for Ducks
Save the Date! October 17, 2014
Call for Entries:
Art & Photography
Yolo Basin Foundation's annual fundraising gala will celebrate its 24rd year on October 17th with both a fine arts exhibit and a juried photography exhibit.
Call for Art flyer (pdf)
Call for Photography flyer (pdf)