Olsen Barn Meadow Bird Walk and History Talk
7:00am to 10:30am — Bird Walk with Ryan Burnett
Meet at Hwy 36 entrance
Join bird expert Ryan Burnett on a tour of the Olsen Property on the eastern edge of Chester. Explore the last vestige of Big Meadows in search of yellow warblers, willow flycatchers, osprey, bald eagles, barn owls, and other raptors.
Bring water, snacks, and binoculars if you have them. Layered clothing and good walking shoes are also recommended for this outdoor event.
1:00pm to 3:00pm — History Talk with Marilyn Quadrio
Meet at the Barn
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about this landscape's rich history from local historian Marilyn Quadrio. Marilyn is an expert on our region's past and is the author of Big Meadows and Lake Almanor as well as the Director of the Chester Museum. The history talk includes time to walk down to the river and take in a view of Lassen Peak. Visitors are welcome to explore the property after the discussion.