Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dixon Mural An Homage To Farmers



What comes to mind when you think of the City of Dixon? For one woman — a Dixon native and artist — she thinks of farming and agriculture.

So much so that she created a 20-foot mural of a Solano County farmer and his dog, which can be seen from hundreds of feet away.

The San Luis Obispo-based artist Colleen Gnos wanted to pay homage to the town she calls home.

Gnos is the daughter of Dixon farmer and says the small farming community inspired her art.

She said she hopes the mural will create more appreciation for farmers who spend long hours working to bring fresh food to the public.

The art can be seen by drivers near Dixon heading East on Interstate 80.

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/dixon-native-paints-20-foot-mural-to-pay-homage-to-farmers/103-576584687

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Birds Of Prey Hike


September 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm $10

Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks are proud to present the first Lynch Canyon birds of prey hike of the winter migration season. Lynch Canyon is home to golden eagles and hawks. It is also a magnet for migrating and over-wintering birds of prey.  It provides them with over 1,000 undeveloped acres where they can hunt and rest. Some feathered visitors come from as far away as the Arctic Circle. This hike will be between 4-6 miles. Meet in the parking lot.

COST: The guided hike is $10 per person. You can pay online when registering, or bring cash/check, payable to Solano Land Trust.

*NOTE: There is a separate parking fee of $6 at Lynch Canyon, cash or check, payable to Solano County Parks.

REGISTRATION: Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Medicine Chests Of The Sea



Coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine species. All that biological diversity translates into chemical diversity which can be used in life-saving medicines that treat cancer. Our own survival depends on their survival. Together, we can and must save them.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday Supper October 7th 2018


Sunday Supper
October 7th, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Joyful Ranch
8212 Pleasants Valley Road
Vacaville CA 95688

For more information, contact Michelle at 707-709-9022 or michelle@solanolandtrust.org

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The DAWNing of Oiled Bird Washing



IBRRC Director, Jay Holcomb, reflects on how a dishwashing detergent became the number one tool for cleaning oil from wildlife.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Plein Air - Rush Ranch



Painting at Rush Ranch today. I'm not finished with this one, a little touch ups to do still, but the basic layout is there.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Washing A California Brown Pelican



IBRRC Director, Jay Holcomb, washes a storm-battered pelican with Dawn at International Bird Rescue Research Center www.ibrrc.org