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Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary Open House
May 14 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come explore the Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary! The 785-acre preserve in Lakeside is owned and maintained by San Diego Audubon. Its purpose is to preserve in as complete and natural a state as possible a prime area of coastal chaparral and riparian woodland. It is available for hiking, guided walks, bird watching, passive research, and education. Over 324 native plant species and 124 bird species have been recorded there, as well as numerous reptile and mammal species, including mule deer, bobcat, and raccoon. The Sanctuary has completely recovered from the 2003 Cedar fire. The flora and fauna are abundant and provide an excellent laboratory for studying the natural cycles of chaparral and riparian ecosystems. This crown jewel of San Diego Audubon has approximately five miles of trails for you to explore.
Visitors can walk the trails and explore on their own. Please note this is not a guided walk and there is no organized group meetup. You may simply show up between 9 am – 4 pm and explore!
Please adhere to the following rules:
1. No pets
2. You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the safety information, which is available along with trail maps at the register stand, and should carefully note and follow all trail signs.
The property will close if temperatures are above 95 degrees and/or if there is a Red Flag fire warning in the area. Please check temperatures and weather conditions prior to your visit. Restrooms and hand sanitizing stations are available on the property. Please bring your own water and adhere to all posted signage for your safety and the safety of others!
Registration in advance is recommended. Please click here to register to visit on Sunday, May 14.
Presented by San Diego Audubon Society