Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters
Saturday, April 29th
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All workshops and activities are included in entrance fee ($20/car).
For your listening pleasure
|The Limberjim Bartz Band musical performance with puppets.
|11 a.m. - noon
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
|Bus Tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Hourly 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sit back and enjoy a 90 minute bus tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Volunteers will tell you about the history of the Wildlife Area and help ID the plants and animals seen along the way.
10 - 10:30 a.m.
Learn how to call ducks and geese. Special pintail whistles will be available. Kids of all ages welcome.
|Passport Adventure for Kids
Kids receive their own passport to get a special stamp at each exhibit table, and at the end receive a prize at the Yolo Basin Foundation table!
|Bird Dog Demonstration
11 a.m. - noon
Watch trainer Steve Jimenez put his retrievers through their paces and pick up some training tips to try on your dogs at home!
|Tule Decoys and Boats
Have fun making a simple duck decoy or toy boat from local tules.
|Raptors from Native Bird Connections
Get an up-close view of some of the beautiful and powerful raptors found in the Central Valley.
|Fly Tying for Young People
The Fly Fishers of Davis will teach you the art of fly tying and demonstrate the basics of fly fishing.
|Water Quality Testing
How do we know if water in our wetlands is safe for the plants and animals that live it? By testing it, of course! Grab a water sample and get a hands-on view of just what is in our water.
|Wood Duck Nest Box Building
Help California Waterfowl build wood duck boxes for their conservation programs.
|Duck Decoy Painting
Paint a wooden cut-out of a mallard or bufflehead to take home for your bookshelf or desk. Be as realistic or imaginative as you like!
|Close Encounters with Ducklings
Nothing will put a smile on your face quicker than an adorable, downy mallard chick. Their cuteness will quack you up!
|Wetland Pond Exploration
Discover the fascinating world of aquatic invertebrates. Put on some boots, step into the pond, and see what you find in your net.
Owl Pellets are the regurgitated remains of an owl's meal. In them are found the bones, feathers, fur, teeth, and other non-digestible parts of their prey. Drop by and dissect a pellet. Discover what owls eat!
|Mobile Fish Display
View a collection of fish caught from the Sacramento River Delta in a massive display tank!