Suisun City

Spring equinox hike set for Rush Ranch

By From page A8 | March 19, 2014

Cat tails By Tom Muehleisen

Cat tails will be among the plants available for viewing during Thursday’s hike at Rush Ranch. (Photo by Tom Muehleisen)

SUISUN CITY — Spring begins Thursday and local hikers can celebrate the equinox with a guided hike of the Suisun Marsh at Rush Ranch.

The hike is easy and moderately paced. Bring water, snacks, sturdy closed-toe shoes, layered clothing and protection from the elements. No RSVP is necessary. Meet the guides by 9:45 a.m. in the brick courtyard and native plant garden, next to the Nature Center exhibit.

The Suisun Marsh is the largest contiguous brackish water marsh remaining on the West Coast of North America and is a crucial part of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary ecosystem. Rush Ranch is located at 3521 Grizzly Island Road, about 2 miles south of the Highway 12 intersection with Sunset Avenue and Grizzly Island Road.

Call 432-0150, ext. 200, or send an email to [email protected] for more information. Rain cancels the event.

Reach Brad Stanhope at 427-6958 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bradstanhope.

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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