In the Wild

In this section we offer opportunities and resources to experience the wonderful array of native wild plants in Marin County for all ages and levels of botanical expertise. Field trips are held throughout the year, but especially during the Spring and Summer when many native plants have their peak bloom. Please join us and experience what a wonderful bounty Marin has to offer.


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Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescens (Spring yellow tarplant) on Nicasio Ridge – (photo by Vernon Smith)

Plant lists for many locations in Marin are available as an aid to identifying the plants that you may see. Flower Sheets offer a single page of twenty thumbnail images of plants for selected areas and can be downloaded. Species Guides are available for Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area which have photos and descriptions for various species and communities. Many other resources with links are listed in the column at the right.