Koobs Nature Area Ushers in Earth Day

Carmichael, CA (MPG)  |  By Shelly Lembke
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The Koobs Nature Area is a community treasure: a 4.7-acre parcel of native trees and other plants that form diverse ecosystems for interaction that will soon be open to the public on one Saturday of each month. In celebration of Earth Day, the area will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, April 22.

Each of the open dates will feature a learning theme, with hands-on activities. In addition, there are hiking trails throughout the parcel, along a creek and three ponds enthusiasts can experience a riparian environment, bird sanctuary, butterfly gardens, and thirty markers which form self-guided tour.

The Nature Area and Earth Day event are sponsored in part by the nonprofit organization Kiwanis Club of Carmichael, the La Sierra H.S. Alumni, the Montessori Project, the Carmichael Organic Gardening Club, the Foothill and Del Campo Key Clubs, Carmichael Recreation and Park District and the Carmichael community.

Visitors to the free event can enjoy light refreshments an also learn about the United States Audubon Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Sierra Club, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Scout Troop 55 and more. Self-guided tour booklets and binoculars for birding will be available for loan during the festivities. Dogs will not be permitted.

Koobs is located next to the La Sierra Community Center, at 5325 Engle Road in Carmichael. For more information contact Linda Jones at 916-944-2393 or visit www.carmichaelkiwanis.org.

April 22:   Earth Day

May 13:    Birds and birding

June 10:   Flowers and their parts

July 8:      Pond Critters

August 12:        Fairy Houses

September 9:    Acorns and oak trees

October 14:       Nature Fun