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Saturday's Annual Otay Valley Regional Park Day offered a Great Glimpse of Our Rich Local Wildlife and Nature!

May 20, 2018 07:45PM ● By Paul Spear

Saturday's Otay Valley Regional Park Day offered a Great Glimpse of Our Rich Local Wildlife and Nature!

With looks at snakes and other reptiles, raptors and other birds and other local wildlife and nature exhibits to activities for the kids, the Otay Valley Regional Park Day offered a great fun for kids and kids at heart.

A Red Tail Hawks, Peregrine Falcon, and Red Shoulder Hawk rescued from sure death, all common birds to our area, were on display Saturday. These birds have over an 80% mortality rate their first year of life according to Senior Park Ranger Charles Gailband was and hand with a Red Tail Hawk and ready to answer any questions people may have or willing to listen and learn about their lives. 

There was also a California King snake as well as other snakes and a lizard to see and hold or touch. On top of that, there were activities such as face painting, rock painting and even making paper butterflies available for people to enjoy.

Representatives for the Jamul Indian Village of the Kumeyaay Nation, such great keepers, and stewards for our land were on hand as well as the wonderful Living Coast Discover Center who brought a good size lizard, held by Pilar, one of their animal care specialists, for people to touch and view as well as helpful information. 

And one of my favorites when I was a child, a horse. On hand from a local ranch was the beautiful Jenny. Jenny is a Horse. Jenny was so busy chomping on her food that she could be petted by anyone who wanted or was willing to.

There were also furs from lots of local wildlife that had unfortunately passed away. Not hunted. 
Including that of a Bob Cat that I was so glad I met this way and not out in the wild.

Overall, Saturday's Otay Valley Regional Park Day offered a fun time and great glimpse of just some of our rich local wildlife and nature this area has to offer anyone willing to stop and take the time. 


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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 



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