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10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

In addition to searching through the forest looking for the fairy slipper orchid, Calypso bulbosa, we’ll explore the trails around the upper Rock Spring meadow, enjoy a picnic lunch, then head down the Cataract Trail as far as participants wish to hike, enjoying other early wildflowers and a diverse array of ferns.

Yellow owl’s-clover, Triphysaria versicolor ssp. faucibarbata Photograph by Vernon Smith

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

A visit to some serpentine outcrops on the south-facing slope of Mount Burdell for early wildflowers.

Ranunculus lobbii Photograph by Doreen Smith

9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

This slow-paced walk will take us from the San Andreas trailhead up to the nearby volcanic-rock hill and the woodlands by the water tank. From there we’ll cross a marshy field which is usually rich with annual wildflowers. Then we’ll go uphill to the largest vernal pool in Marin County.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled educational walk and get more connected to nature by learning a little about wild foods and medicines that abound in Marin.

Ceanothus jepsonii Photograph by Wilma Follette

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

During several stops along a route from Fairfax to Bolinas, participants will have the opportunity to see as many as six Ceanothus taxa (species and varieties), and observe several interesting hybrids

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Join Doreen Smith on this walk across the old-dune sandy soils of Bull Point Bull Point near Drake's Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore.

Chimney Rock Photograph by Wilma Follette

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Come catch the wildflowers at their peak at Chimney Rock, famous for its early spring displays. Bloomers will include Douglas iris, wallflower, Johnny tuck, pussy-ears, Indian paintbrush, and baby-blue eyes.

10 a.m.–12 noon

Christina McWhorter, nursery manager and native plant specialist for the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project, will lead a tour of the nursery and the area of the wetlands where restoration work is taking place.

Pebble Beach, Tomales Bay State Park Photograph by Amelia Byrd Ryan

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Explore a Bishop pine forest and learn about the fire ecology of this species.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

A late summer visit to Kehoe Beach in search of late-bloomers unusual elsewhere in Marin.

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