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Mendo Lake Family Life

Rodman Preserve Opens to the Public

The site of a bald eagle in the wild can be awe-inspiring. And it’s an experience that is possible at the Rodman Preserve in Upper Lake. Its 200 acres of oaks, meadows, and wetlands are home to not just eagles, but also a variety of other birds, including bluebirds and great blue herons. The Lake County Land Trust opens the preserve every Saturday, 8–11 a.m., so the public can take self-guided walks, and perhaps even spot an eagle. Dogs are not permitted. See footage of the preserve landscape at