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Carrizo Plains National Monument Great flowers in the spring,  GPS Way Point N35,13.816" W119,44.290' elevation 2376 ft aprox 9 mi south from 58 on Elkhorn Rd.  Map.

Tule Elk Reserve near Tupman

Chinese Camp on highway 49 old ghost town with some great buildings to photograph.

Kern River Preserve, wild flowers and birds, Wild flowers end of Feb first of March. Many places around Isabella Reservoir.

Pixley NWR great for Sandhill Cranes in end of October - Febuary.

Butterbredt Spring and Jawbone Recreation Area

Cosumnes River Preserve great for birds, also Staten Island near Walnut Grove, ponds along Desmond Road, off Franklin Blvd, just east of I-5 and south of Twin Cities Road

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex Located 90 miles north of Sacramento- There are five NWR and three WMA that have birds from September thru March.  There are mammals all year around.  The five NWA are Delevan NWR, Cousa NWR, Sutter NWR, Sacramento River NWR, Sacramento NWR.  The three Wildlife Managment areas are Butte Sink WMA, North Central Valley WMA, and Willow Creek-Lurline WMA.

Davis Arboretum

Merced National Wildlife Refuge

Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Area

Figueroa Mountain Road

Antelope Poppy Reserve

Isenberg Crane Reserve on Woodbridge Road near Lodi

Caliente Bodfish road north of Tehachaphi. In early mornings can be frosty and
foggy in the winter which provides plenty of oaks with frost.

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