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This weekend in San Diego nature includes a family nature walk

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While there is no prediction of rain this weekend, March 12-23, 2014, it is expected to be cool. The temperatures should be good for outdoor activities. This is also National Wildlife Week and a good time to think about and enjoy San Diego’s local wildlife. Here are a few nature activities to check out for this weekend in San Diego.

On Saturday, March 22nd, the Tijuana River Estuarine Research Reserve will have a nature walk beginning at 11 a.m. Here, one can find many varieties of plants and wild animals on the reserve. Meet at the visitor’s center at 301 Caspian Way in Imperial Beach. Call 619-575-3613 for directions and details.

There’s still time to help prepare for the upcoming least tern nesting season with San Diego Audubon. This Saturday, March 22nd, they will be at Mariner’s Point beginning at 9:30 a.m. Wear long pants and clothes suitable for working outdoors. Be sure to wear sun protection and bring a reusable bottle for water. Contact Rebecca Schwartz at Schwartz@sandiegoaudubon.org for more details and directions.

You can also hike with ranger Lisa Cox at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge in Jamul on Saturday, March 22nd starting at 8 a.m. This moderately strenuous hike on McGinty Mountain Trail will highlight unusual soils and historic mines in the area. Contact Lisa Cox at 619-476-9150 ext 106 or email her at Lisa_Cox@fws.gov to RSVP and get directions.

For something to do on Sunday, Mission Trails Regional Park is having a Family Nature walk to the Kumeyaay grinding rocks site. This walk takes place on Sunday, March 23rd at 3 p.m. The walk is designed for families and children and is expected to last about 90 minutes. Meet at the visitor’s center. Bring sun protection and water. For more information, call 619-668-3281 for more information.

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