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Education Corner

An assortment of interesting facts and activities related to Cache Creek for educators and parents to download.

Mammoth skull fossil being lifted from the ground at Cache Creek Nature Preserve
Pedro was carefully lifted from the excavation site in December 2004.

Pedro the Mammoth Fossil

Pedro the mammoth fossil is on display in the Cache Creek Conservancy Visitor Center. The Visitor Center has now re-opened, and Pedro is joined by some additional fossils. Visitors may view the fossils at Cache Creek Nature Preserve on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to noon. You may also call our office to set up a special meeting for a small group.

Old, Red Conveyor Belt Bridge

The bridge was originally installed by Teichert Aggregates as a conveyor belt to transport mined gravel to a processing site.

It is now under Yolo County jurisdiction and in the future may be converted into a walking bridge to connect public access sites on either side the creek as part of the Cache Creek Parkway Plan.

The bridge is currently not open for use by the public, so please refrain from using it to trespass on the Nature Preserve.

Old conveyor belt bridge over Cache Creek in California
Old Red Bridge over Cache Creek just west of the Preserve

Snakes!

Species of Snakes found in Yolo County

It’s a Northern Pacific Rattlesnake!

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake under shrubbery

As the weather gets warmer, the snakes come out. Be sure to keep an eye out for them while hiking outdoors.

The More Obvious Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake on the trail at Cache Creek Nature Preserve

Try not to step on this guy, it will definitely let you know he’s there with a shake of his tail. Keep your eyes open and your ears alert while out hiking.

Earth Day Activities

Happy Earth Day from the Cache Creek Conservancy

Project Learning Tree has a number of Earth Day Activities you can do with kids.

History of Earth Day collage

Learn about how Earth Day began by watching this animated video by FiveMinded.

Color-by-number bird drawing

Color by Number Native Birds. Download booklet (PDF)

Nature Scavenger Hunt worksheet

Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt. Download worksheet (PDF)