As fall approaches and bird migration begins, more places and organizations are offering more outdoor events and activities. In late August, the weather can be warm and humid, but mostly sunny. Be sure to bring plenty of water for all outdoor events involving physical activity. Sun protection is also a good idea when attending outdoor events. Here are a few activities happening in San Diego for the weekend of August 23-25, 2013. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
The San Diego Wildlife Refuge in Spring Valley will have a “Hike with a Ranger” in the reserve on Saturday, August 24th from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This is a great hike to learn about native species in the area as well as see new trail improvements. Meet at the Par 4 Trailhead in the reserve. Participants are requested to RSVP by calling Lisa Cox at 619-476-9150 x106 or 760-420-3175 or emailing her at Lisa_Cox@fws.gov. One can also use those same numbers and email to get more information about the hike.
The San Diego Audubon Society will be having a conservation event to pull out ice plant in the Mission Bay area on Sunday, August 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ice plant is invasive and consumes space that could be used by native vegetation. Meet at the parking lot just outside Fiesta Island on East Mission Bay Drive. Also, at the San Diego Audubon offices at 4010 Morena Boulevard, there is a bird art show featuring the work of Gerry and Claire Tietje. Art and photography by the Tietjes can be viewed during normal open hours of Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve will have their weekly Friday stewardship meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the TRNERR visitor’s center at 301 Caspian way in Imperial Beach. Contact the Community Outreach Coordinator at 619-575-3613 x330 or email at email@example.com to sign up or for more details. On Saturday, August 24th, the estuary will have their bi-monthly nature walk on the reserve beginning at 11 a.m. starting at the visitor’s center.