A stern conversation with the dog after he followed me out the gate. He listened quite well.
Across the street: beyond the vernal pool, a small levee provides a gravel walking trail.
I met Charlotte, the preserve manager. She comes to Hansen Ranch Preserve about once a month and was quite informative about local trails. I decided to try one.
Around the corner, through the public access gate, cross the railroad tracks, take the branch to the right and before you is a mini-wildlife refuge for waterfowl