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Friends of Wagner Ranch Nature Area, 10th Annual Wildlife Festival

Great horned owl by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA
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We are delighted that you will be joining us on Sunday, April 17, for our 10th Annual Wildlife Festival. Here is a short blurb (below) about the event for your column. I am happy to provide more details about the program. Best wishes,
Kathy Barrett, secretary, Friends of Wagner Ranch Nature Area, Orinda, Calif.

10th Annual Wildlife Festival

Bring the family to the Wagner Ranch Nature Area on Sunday April 17, 1-4 p.m.
for a delightful adventure under the canopy of oaks.

Local wildlife expert and columnist Gary Bogue will kick off the event that includes dozens of educational organizations.

Activities for all ages include: a Raptor Show of live birds … Lindsay Wildlife Museum activities … a PAWS reading program with ARF dogs Willa and Scout … test drives with Winter Chevrolet’s electric Volt … a giant solar balloon … Math in the Garden with Jenny Maguire … a wildlife scavenger hunt … Eagle Shield energy systems … pond and creek explorations … delicious food from Savory Affairs … music … crafts … games … and much more.

The Nature Area is at 350 Camino Pablo in Orinda, next to Wagner Ranch Elementary School. This free event is organized by the Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area.  For more information visit

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Under: Wagner Ranch Nature Area, Wildlife | No Comments »

Please be a friend of Wagner Ranch Nature Area

Bullfrog by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, Calif.

I just received this letter from the Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area. The Friends and the school children of the Orinda School District have a problem … and you can help. Please do. Thanks for caring. /Gary

Dear Supporters of the Nature Area Environmental Education Program:
These are desperate times, and the Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area requests your help in educating the community about the importance of retaining this superb environmental education program. The informational press release below is provided by the Board of the Friends for your use in alerting neighbors and fellow Orindans. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
Under: Education, Nature, Wagner Ranch Nature Area | 4 Comments »