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Visitors to Lake Solano can participate in free docent-led tours throughout the summer. The next talk, May 24, will take visitors back in time to learn about early inhabitants of the region, native plants and their uses, and native wildlife of Lake Solano. (Courtesy photo)

Solano County

Lake Solano walk looks at history, wildlife

By From page A5 | May 15, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A guided nature walk at Lake Solano Park will reveal the history and wildlife of the region May 24.

Volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead a free tour on Memorial Day weekend from 10 a.m. to noon, according to a press release from the Putah Creek Council.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Patwin tribe and historic figures such as John Wolfskill and the Berryessa brothers. The guides will point out native trees and plants that have medicinal qualities and wildlife such as great blue herons, snowy egrets and peacocks.

Lake Solano Park and Campground is located at 8685 Pleasants Valley Road, just off Highway 128 near Winters. The group will meet at the west entrance in front of the Nature Center. There is a parking fee, payable at the east entrance of the parking lot.

For more information, call Karen Petrites of the Putah Creek Council,at 530-795-3006.

Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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