This Saturday, I went to the Hawkwatch at the Wildlife Research Institute in the Ramona Grasslands. It was a great experience and Sophie really enjoyed it. We saw plenty of wildlife, including a lone coyote loping across the next field over to the north. It is held every Saturday in January and February from 9am-12pm. Their Mission Statement:
The Wildlife Research Institute was established to create a public, non-profit organization to conduct research, and provide data and education for the wise use and management of wildlife and wildlife habitat. Further, to promote timely conservation biology through cooperative programs with agencies, industry and academia. WRI is a land trust and manager of mitigation for sensitive habitats.
Again, the people are great and we had barbecued bratwurst. Yum.