(1322) TOUR – Cranes and Agriculture, November 5, 2022

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Join us for a two and a half mile walk along the Mokelumne River levee on Staten Island to see how agriculture and migrating birds can live in harmony.  Staten Island biologists will highlight agricultural practices that enhance wildlife habitat. From the vantage point of the levee, which is not open to the public, you will see a wide variety of migrating birds in diverse settings. There will be opportunities to see cranes in areas where they feed.

Time: 8:50 – 11:00 a.m.

This tour begins and ends at the Staten Island Grain Mill (silo) on Staten Island Road, a short way from the Walnut Grove/Thornton Road. It is very visible after you cross over the Mokelumne River. There is ample parking by the mill.

Adult: $38.00
Youth: $30.00
Child: $30.00

Tickets available for online purchase September 5, 2022

LAST DAY to purchase online tickets is October 30, 2022

Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at Hutchins Street Square at the registration table on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

Meet your guide at the information kiosk near the grain silos on Staten Island Road, just off W. Walnut Grove Road at 8:50 a.m.


Policy: Full refunds (minus a 3% processing fee) are available if a participant cancels more than 2 weeks before the event. No refunds will be available within two weeks of the event or during the festival. A full refund is automatically issued for any events cancelled by event organizers.

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Meet your guide at the information kiosk by the grain silos on Staten Island Road at 8:50 a.m.

It is best to dress in layers.  The delta can be very cool in the morning and evening, but quite warm in the afternoon.

There is no food or water available on this tour, so participants are encouraged to bring a snack and a bottle of water if they like.

No, this tour does not require a Lands Pass.

Binoculars and a spotting scope may be brought on this tour but must be light and compact enough to carry several miles.

Yes there are restrooms or a port-a-potty available at the tour site.  Nevertheless, everyone should use the restroom before the tour begins.

This tour requires the ability to walk several miles over uneven or rough terrain

In general, it is not acceptable to bring dogs to the festival or on tours because they may interfere with other participants or disturb wildlife. Service animals must be handled so as not to disturb other people or wildlife. 

There are many insects, including mosquitos in the delta, so long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended. Insect repellent is recommended.

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