JUNE 2016
Solano Land Trust eVistas
Our days can get so busy with to-do lists that we can miss the simple pleasures. My mom and son have a tradition of making a list of things they want to do over the summer so it won't just slip by. Usually his list includes hiking, swimming, having friends over to play, and going to the batting cages. This year he's finally old enough to hit the go-carts with his papa.

I hope you take the time to do what you love with the people you care about this summer. It's right around the corner!

And it's not too early to RSVP for our Sunday Supper celebration in October. We are bringing back our "farm to fork" dinner this year and hope to see you there!

Nicole Braddock 
Executive Director
Nicole Byrd portrait
Sunday supper
Re-discover the tradition

You're invited to an extraordinary evening filled with stories of the land shared under a canopy of venerable olive trees that have seen Sunday suppers for a century.

Join Solano Land Trust for a Sunday Supper on October 9, 2016, at the historic Joyful Ranch in Pleasants Valley, where the tradition...

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."  
- John Muir
Staff hit the trails
Bryson Byrd
A list of favorite hikes

Solano Land Trust staff like to hit the trails like you do, so we thought it would be fun to share a list of the staff's favorite hikes, both local and beyond. 
Nicole's favorite local hike: " I love the open space closest to my house. I'm not sure what it's called, but there is an entrance off North Alamo in Vacaville. My son and I climb to his favorite tree (it has a rope swing), then up to the top of the rocks where we look down on our neighborhood. He knows how to get to the rope swing and loves to lead the way."

Beyond: Horsetail Falls, near Twin Bridges on Interstate 50. "You climb up, up, up the granite rocks and... 
Cows as foodies
Muehleisen-3 cows
Teaching cattle to eat weeds

While it may seem odd to think of cows as foodies, that is the idea behind an experiment at Rush Ranch that encourages bovines to eat more weeds. For Solano Land Trust, fewer weeds mean a healthier habitat, and that's a win for wildlife and people.
Just as humans have learned to avoid the spikes of an artichoke...

Liking Lichen  
Oaks, lichens, and views at
Rockville Trails Preserve
Rock lettuce-Doug Wirtz
Saturday, June 25  
9 a.m - 1 p.m.  

Admire majestic oak trees, learn about lichens, and see sweeping views of Solano County and beyond while exploring the hills between Suisun and Green Valleys on this docent-led hike.

Guided rides on your horse    
Lynch Canyon and Rockville Trails Preserve     
Rockville Trails Preserve
By appointment 
Solano Land Trust's equestrian docents are available to lead you and your horse on two of Solano Land Trust's properties: Lynch Canyon and Rockville Trails Preserve.

If you are interested in a personalized tour of either of these properties, or want more information, email Mindi or email Christine.

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