As you celebrate Mother’s Day this spring, think beyond the family unit. In fact, why not commemorate Mother’s Day for All Species this year at Elkhorn Slough, one of the most important estuarine systems in Northern California (see Bay Nature, July-September 2003). On May 9, the California Department of Fish and Game, the Elkhorn Slough Foundation, and others will sponsor this annual event at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Planned festivities include live music and opportunities to bird-watch at the reserve’s rookery, which supports great blue herons, cormorants, and great egrets. This year’s theme, “It Takes a Community,” aims to bring neighborhood groups together to raise awareness and encourage people to care for the state’s natural resources. The free celebration runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with walking tours in addition to driving tours for individuals with limited mobility. Call (831)728-2822 or visit www.elkhornslough.org.
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