John Durand points out wild birds to Greer Elementary School students visiting the Cosumnes River Preserve.
An egret hunts in a pond of the Cosumnes River Preserve.
JENNIFER M. HOWELL/NEWS-SENTINEL Galt Flea Market customers pass the Robles Produce stand Wednesday.
- Not to miss
Each January, the city and elementary school district sponsor the Winter Bird Festival which includes presentations, tours and bird watching.
In May, the chamber of commerce sponsors an annual Strawberry Festival that celebrates the fruit.
The Cosumnes River Preserve is home to hundreds of native bird species. Both guided and self-guided walking tours are available for bird watching and hiking.
The Galt Market sells flea market wares from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Key contacts
Galt City Council, 209-366-7100, www.ci.galt.ca.us
Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, 209-745-4545
Galt Joint Union High School District, 209-745-3061
Cosumnes River Preserve, 209-684-2816
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 12:14 pm, Wed May 23, 2012.
Galt takes pride in calling itself a Great American Little Town that still offers quaint events like the annual Strawberry Festival and bike rodeos.
It is located halfway between Stockton and Sacramento, making it an ideal place for commuters. But many Galtonians have lived in this agriculturally rich city for generations and look forward to inviting visitors to relish in the area’s natural beauty.
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Friday, May 18, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:14 pm.