We are blessed to live in such a beautiful community as Mather! We are surrounded by beautiful fields harboring vernal pools,various flowers and grasses, as well as numerous varieties and species of animals and birds. I love watching hawks swooping and hunting in the fields for mice and voles. The ever present turkeys are a joy for adults and kids especially watching them fly which is always amazing. In the spring we can wake to the sound of quail calling to their mates and occasionally catch a glimpse of a pheasant. We also have beaver, coyote’s, skunks, squirrels and possum which adds to the wild side of life in Mather.
I have caught perch and bass from Mather Lake and I know there are many other varieties of fish living there. It has been stocked in the past by the County Fish and Game.
Mather Golf Course is next to the Lake and boasts one of the most reasonably priced golf courses in the Sacramento valley as well as the best burgers in town. Granted they are the only burgers in Mather but they are good. Mather Golf Course sponsors many “family fun nights” just for local children and families.
We have several large parks maintained by the County in addition to the lake. The highly rated Mather Heights elementary school boasts a huge playground with play structures, covered picnic tables and restrooms as well as soccer fields and basketball hoops. Veterans Park on Excelsior has covered picnic tables, tennis courts and playground structures.