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Wildflowers, Birds and African Violets on the Schedule

April 6, 2010

The Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary and the Fullerton Arboretum have planned activities to capture the attention of those who love the outdoors. They include:

April 17-18

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a “Spring Fair & Art Festival“ with bird watching tours, children's activities, family hikes, stories, crafts, music and a barbecue lunch. Admission for the 9 a.m.-4 p.m. two-day event is $4 for adults, children under 12 free. Preregistration is required for the bird walk and can be made by calling 714-649-2760.

April 30

Wildflowers in all colors will be on display during Off-Site Adventures: Wildflower Field Trip with Chris Barnhill, collections curator at the Fullerton Arboretum. The daylong trip is designed for both avid enthusiasts, as well as those eager to enjoy nature. Cost for each trip is $25 for Arboretum members or $30 for nonmembers and registration is required. For more information, call 657-278-3407

May 1-2

A wide range of members of the Gesneriad family, of which violets are most well-known, will be on view and sale during the Tri-Counties African Violet Society Show and Sale at the Fullerton Arboretum. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1-2 and admission is free. For more information, go to the arboretum website or call 657-278-4010.

May 15

Teachers of all grades, especially third through fifth grade, will be interested in California Native American Material Cultures Workshop with Mark Mendez of the Chumash Tribe. The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. program at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is sponsored by Western Digital Foundation and will feature hands-on activities designed to enhance classroom presentations through the use of activities, native songs and stories. Preregistration is required and can be found along with additional informaiton on the sanctuary website.

The Fullerton Aboretum is located on the northeastern side of the campus and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is a 12-acre, nonprofit nature preserve owned and operated by the university and its College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Open to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, except for major holidays, it is located at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Rd., Modjeska Canyon, 92676.

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