Celebrate California Wildlife in Walnut Creek

The Lindsay Wildlife Center is waiving admission in honor of the inaugural happening.

IF YOU HAD TO PICK... your most favoritest, love-cuddle-iest, furriest, majestic-of-wingspan-iest Golden State critter, well, how would you possibly choose? Would you go with the red-tailed hawk? The Western gray squirrel? The mule deer? It's difficult, right, when you deeply love a hundred different regional animals, and truly adore about a thousand more. And while there are centers around the state that give we humans a closer look, and understanding, of our wild, wing-rocking, tail-swishing neighbors, there is a day, too. That day is March 20, the day of the spring equinox, and Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has proposed that California Wildlife, an "annual recognition," dovetail with the equinox, each and every year. To "...show support for wildlife conservation and Senate Concurrent Resolution 23," the Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek will open on a day it normally does not — Monday — and also bid admission fees goodbye for all of March 20.

"SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS"... are on the schedule that day at the center, with a focus on "...state endangered species and those endemic to California." Crafts and games themed to Golden State beasties are part of the equinox-awesome fun, too. And will you learn a bit more about the wildlife hospital that's an important part of the Lindsay Wildlife Experience? So many injured animals have gotten a second chance due to the care they received while staying at the center. For all the details on the California Wildlife Day doings, and what the Walnut Creek destination does, trot or flap or dash or howl in this direction.

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