Get moving and get outside to explore the Antioch Dunes this January!
Whether you made a New Year’s resolution to be healthier this year or you’re just looking for a way to shake up the winter blues, there’s an upcoming local event you won’t want to miss!
The Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge is unique. It’s the only refuge in the entire country that was set aside to protect endangered plants and insects: the Lange’s metalmark butterfly, the Antioch Dunes evening primrose, and the Contra Costa wallflower. The refuge sits on 55 acres of dunes formed by glacial sands that were carried to the area by rivers from the Sierra Nevada. Some of the dunes used to reach as high as 120 feet!
Because the dunes were relatively isolated, plant and insect life flourished there that was unique to the area. Today, the dunes still tower up to 50 feet high, and the butterflies and flowers survive under the refuge’s protection.
Normally, the refuge isn’t open to the public because of the sensitive nature of its ecosystem. If you’re lucky, though, you can explore this untarnished territory! On Saturday, January 9th a docent will be leading a guided tour through the refuge from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. By participating in this excursion, you’ll have the chance to see nature’s beauty unspoiled and take in the wonders of this unique part of the country.
Wear sturdy shoes and be ready to walk between 1 and 1.5 mile. This event is perfect for people of all ages, and you don’t even need to make a reservation! Don’t miss your chance to explore the great outdoors at this unique opportunity.
One of the best things about getting moving and getting outside is that your stress levels will decrease. If you want to further slash your stress, contact Jack Stone Insurance Agency. Our team, serving Antioch and Brentwood, California, is here to help you get the personal and business insurance you need to rest easy knowing you’ve protected your assets.