Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 20, 2018

Rancho del Oso Wildflower Weekend May 5 and 6, 2018

 Rancho del Oso Wildflower Weekend Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6  10 am to 4 pm Nature Center

Rancho del Oso’s elegant wildflower event displays an impressive collection of vibrant wildflowers growing along the northern Santa Cruz county region.

Take delight with flourishing buttercups, exuberant shooting stars, blushing western wake robins and an array of other natural beauties.

This botanically captivating exhibit at the Nature Center will feature over eighty plants in bloom, including native and non-native species that are found in the western portion of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The assortment of shapes, sizes, colors and forms are a pleasure to the senses.

Join our botanist-led wildflower walks on both Saturday and Sunday at 10am and 1 pm to view them in their natural setting. Hikes start at the Nature Center deck.

Pick your hikes and enjoy!

10 am: Approximately 4.5 miles, this moderately–paced hike will begin along the Marsh Trail and climb into our scenic Skyline to the Sea Bypass Trail. We will experience diverse ecosystems, and time to enjoy the views.

1 pm: This one mile wildflower excursion will traverse several habitats along the Hoover Nature Trail. Beginning with a slight incline into gorgeous Monterey pine habitat, this loop–trail offers a stunning vista of the ocean.

Come visit the Nature and History Center y

Open Saturday–Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm

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Learn about other events at Rancho del Oso in their Newsletter

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