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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary Field Trip
February 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5 Riparian View, Irvine, CA 92612
(Thomas Guide to Orange County, page 859 J-7 / GPS: 33° 39.625′, -117° 50.471′)
Rating: Easy (Flat dirt trails)
Take I-5 north to the San Diego Freeway I-405. Continue north on the I-405 a short distance and then take the Culver exit and turn left (south). At the first signal, which is Michelson, turn right. Continue west on Michelson and then turn left on Harvard. Continue south on Harvard and then turn right on University Dr. Continue on University to Campus Dr. and turn right again. Stay in the far right lane and immediately turn right on to Riparian View which will enter the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. (There is a dark green sign by the turnoff, identifying this as the route into the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary) At the end of the road, you will make a sharp left turn down a steep driveway and into the parking lot. The first building you see will be the Sea & Sage Audubon House. Beyond the Audubon House are the ponds of the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary and many trails for us to explore. Allow 50 min. from Oceanside.
NOTE: The leader for this field trip will be Jennifer Falconer, who lives close-by, and frequntly birds at this location.
Restroom by parking lot.
Photos: San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
Further Information on Location: Here