Daytrip- Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Last month I accompanied my wife while she was tending to her horse in it’s new location, I decided to take a bike ride around Santiago/ Modjeska Canyon. Besides being in awe of the devastation the wildfires had created, I found a little jewel that I did not know even existed.
Run by Cal State Fullerton, the Tucker WIldlife Sanctuary houses a small natural history museum with preserved specimens of the local wildlife. Across the way from the museum is a wildlife sanctuary houses tortoises, turtles, a couple ponds, and of course birds. The bird porch is a great place to sit, take pictures of the birds, or just daydream. On top of the peacefulness and nature, the staff (I spoke with Kirk) is bright and enthusiastic about what they do. If you are a hiker, there are trails leading up from here. More information can be found on their site.

Check out the Metblogs Flickr Pool for photos took of the sanctuary.

If you have children or just want to see what wildlife Orange County has/ used to have, then I highly recommend you check it out.

3 Comments so far

  1. Dave Share (daveshare) on June 27th, 2008 @ 11:40 am

    Last summer (when gas prices were still slightly reasonable) I took to driving all the roads in the hills out there. I found a LOT of neat little areas and communities I never knew existed! One of those was the wildlife sanctuary. I’ve meant to go back and take a look around. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Dave Share (daveshare) on June 27th, 2008 @ 11:40 am

    PS….welcome to OC Metblogs!

  3. Jon (oc_jon) on June 27th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    Holy crap! Who the eff let you blog here??? =)

    Thanks for the hot tip and welcome aboard!

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