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Nature of Wildworks and CA State Parks Present a Wild Surprise
March 21, 2013 -
National Wildlife Week is just around the corner! Help Topangas wildlife sanctuary, The Nature of Wildworks, and the California State Parks Foundation celebrate wildlife by joining the Wildworks wildlife ambassadors in their natural habitat.
Wildworks will be bringing live wild birds, mammals and reptiles to select California State Park sites in the Santa Monica Mountains on the following spring Saturdays in 2013 between the hours of 12 noon and 2 p.m., March 23, April 6, May 4 and 11 at Topanga State Park, Malibu Creek State Park, King Gillette Ranch or Leo Carrillo State Beach.
You'll just have to guess which one.
Wildworks will select one particular location for each date listed, says founder Mollie Hogan. We will be centrally located and visible for arriving visitors and sharing animals that live naturally in these parks but are often shy and careful to stay out of our view. Many are nocturnal and are only out and about after park visiting hours.
Trained staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions about the Wildworks ambassadors and give visitors a close view of wildlife species that frequent our local State Parks.
You may be wondering, Aren't you going to tell us which park you'll be traveling to on which date? What if we pick the wrong park? What if we look for you at Gillette Ranch but the wild animals and their handlers are actually at Topanga State Park?
Well, you're in luck because there's no such thing as the wrong park! and maybe you'll see Fidel Kestrel; Wildflower, the striped skunk; or Tara, the red-tailed hawk.
But if you miss us, you won't miss out.
At King Gillette Ranch you can look forward to touring the new Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center and seeing the beautiful structures of California architect Wallace Neff, nestled among the oaks and chaparral.
At Leo Carrillo State Park you can relax on the shore, explore tide pools, sea caves and reefs, build a sand castle, go for a swim and maybe even see a dolphin or whale pass by.
At Topanga and Malibu Creek State Parks you can experience endless hiking, biking and equestrian trails. There are often deer in the meadows and red-tailed hawks soaring overhead not to mention beautiful panoramic views of our spectacular local mountains.
Help celebrate wildlife, Wildworks and California State Parks.
The Nature of Wildworks is a 501(c)3 corporation providing lifetime care for non-releasable wildlife and promoting conservation of the Santa Monica Mountains. Please visit us at (310) 455-0550; email@example.com; natureofwildworks.org.