Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 6, 2018

April 2018 Wildflower Field Trips updated

Schedule has been updated with new walks from Yerba Buena ( San Francisco Chapter)

California Native Plant Society Field Trips:

(for more information on trips go to chapter websites; also check out chapter websites for late trip postings)

Bristlecone (Mono, Inyo and NE Kern counties)

East Bay CNPS

  • April 1 Sunday Plants of rarely visited locations in the Panamint Range in the Mojave Desert

Marin CNPS

  • Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mt. Burdell
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018  – 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chimney Rock
  • Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sonoma Post-Fire Field Trip to Pepperwood Preserve
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve
  • Sunday, April 29, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Spring and Serpentine Wildflowers of Mt. Tam

Milo Baker (Sonoma county)

  • Sunday, April 8, 9:30am – 1:30pm Sugarloaf Ridge State Park: Fire Recovery Fieldtrip
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018  9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m Jenner Headlands: coastal and serpentine grassland, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses
  • Sunday, 4/22/2018 – Sugarloaf SP – Fire Recovery


  • Friday, April 6 Point Lobos Natural History & Geology Discovery
  • Tuesday, April 10 Garzas Creek Broomrape Hike
  • Saturday, April 21  Garzas Creek Wildflower Hike
  • Thursday, April 26   Fort Ord Spring Wildflower Hike With Andy Werner
  • Saturday, April 28  Dudley’s Lousewort Monitoring at Camp Pico Blanco

Napa Valley

North Coast (Eureka, Arcata and McKinleyville area )

  • Apr. 7, Sat. Stony Creek Day Hike.
  • Apr. 12, Thur. Morning field workshop with Calflora staff, for attendees of program
  • Apr. 15, Sun. 1-3 p.m. “Conifers on Campus” walk
  • Apr. 21, Sat. 12:30-3:30 p.m. “Native Plants in Gardens and Forest”
  • Apr. 28, Sat. 10 a.m.-12 noon.  “Ferns of the Dunes” w
  • Apr. 29, Sat. 1-3 p.m. “Rohner Park: a rich history and flora”

Santa Clara Valley

  • Sun April 1 10am – 4:00pm Summit Loop Trail, San Bruno Mountain State and County Park
  • Sun April 8 10am – 4pm Sweeney Ridge (San Bruno)
  • Sat April 14, Loma Fire burn area.
  • Sun Apr 29 9am-2pm Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve, Gilroy

Santa Cruz

  • Saturday, April 7, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sequoia (Madera and Fresno counties)

  • April 15 1 pm to 2:30 pm Nature Walk in the City Clovis Botanical Garden

Yerba Buena (San Francisco/Northern San Mateo)

  • APRIL 14, SATURDAY, 10 am- 1 pm FIELD TRIP: San Bruno Mountain, Owl Canyon
  • APRIL 28, SATURDAY, 10 am- 2 pm FIELD TRIP: San Bruno Mountain: Summit Trail

Links to southern California CNPS  Field Trips
CNPS Channel Islands Chapter Activities
CNPS Los Angeles-Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
CNPS Orange County Chapter Field Trips
CNPS Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter

If you are interested in information on other chapters go to:

Southern California Botanists Field Trips

  • The Pinnacles. Date To Be Determined. Leaders: Duncan Bell and Justin Wood
  • Pioneertown Mountains Preserve Saturday, April 14, 2018.

California Botanical Society Upcoming Field Trips

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018: Vernal pools

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