Pseudotsuga menziesii aka Douglas fir Photograph by Susan Mayne

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join Carolyn Longstreth, Doreen Smith, and forester Tom Gaman for a hike along the lush and scenic Jepson/Johnstone trail to a remote beach on Tomales Bay.

Ramalina menzieesii, aka lace lichen Photograph by Jason P. Hollinger

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join Shelly Benson, president of the California Lichen Society, as she introduces us to our California State Lichen, Lace Lichen, and the diversity of other species to be found in all the various habitats of the Rock Spring area.

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

This dry spring might hold some surprises, but we hope to find in bloom several of this Marin County Open Space preserve’s rare plants, including Tiburon mariposa lily (Calochortus tiburonensis), found only at this location, and Marin dwarf flax (Hesperolinon congestum). Other lovely flowers we can expect to see include Ithuriel’s spear (Triteleia laxa) and farewell-to-spring (Clarkia rubicunda).

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Join Doreen Smith to see the California native coastal prairie and dune willdflowers at Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore.

The Marin Chapter of the CNPS will make its second annual trip to The Cedars. This is an all-day outing that involves hiking over uneven rocky terrain.

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

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