This weekend, there are several events happening in San Diego for nature lovers. The weather is predicted to be pleasant for any outdoor activity. Here are a few ideas for things to do this weekend. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. Contact event organizers for more details.
The San Diego Audubon is continuing their work on FAA Island in Mission Bay to establish a nesting area for the California least tern. Volunteers are needed to clear weeds and invasive plants on the island on Saturday, March 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers should dress in sturdy shoes and long pants and should carry sun protection and water. There are no facilities or in-and-out privileges as one has to be ferried off the island. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the De Anza Cove boat ramp at 9:15 a.m. Call Rebecca Schwartz at 858-273-7800 x101 for more details.
Learn more about reptiles at the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve on Saturday, March 16th from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. with Stephen Rice in a program called “Reptiles at the Ranch”. The reserve is located just outside Jamul (just past the sign) while taking the CA-94 east from San Diego. Attendees are asked to RSVP for this lecture. For more information, contact Cathy at the Earth Discovery Institute at 619-447-4715 or email Cathy Chadwick at email@example.com for more details.
At the Tijuana River Natural Research Reserve, there will be a discussion on managing the gull-billed terns in San Diego. The speaker will be Kate Goodenough, waterbird ecologist and director of the San DiegoWaterbird Research Group. Gull-billed terns are a new summer resident in San Diego and there have been issues with them preying on least tern chicks. The lecture takes place at the TRNERR visitor’s center at 301 Caspian Way on Saturday, March 16th from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. Call 619-575-3613 for more details.
If you like gardening, the Buena Vista Audubon Society has a Native Plant Club. On Sunday, March 17th, they will be discussing on how to identify native and non-native plants. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. at the nature center at 2202 South Coast Highway in Oceanside. Call 760-439-2473 or email BVNPC@sbcglobal.net for more details.