Coyote Ridge Wildflower Tour
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
You are invited to join the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter for a special springtime hike in one of the most beautiful places in our region: Coyote Ridge in a full bloom. Coyote Ridge is one of the most diverse ecosystems in all of California and contains over 400 species of native plants and wildflowers.These lands are normally not accessible to the public and provide the opportunity to see several federally listed, endemic species including the largest remaining population of the threatened Bay Checkerspot butterfly, as well as many rare and uncommon plant species.
Join us with our docent, a long-time local open space advocate, Craige Edgerton, who will begin our journey with a discussion on endemic plant communities, the effects of air pollution on terrestrial environments, and cattle grazing as a management and conservation tool.
Breathtaking views and natural history discussions will be plentiful.
The hike will begin promptly at 1:00 pm, and will reach the top of the ridge around 3:30pm where we enjoy a snack with cool beverages, fruit, and sandwiches. We will be back at base of Coyote Ridge by 5:00 pm. Please wear sturdy walking shoes, layered attire, bring 2 liters of water per person and binoculars are recommended.
As we will hike in the protected space, our meeting spot will be disclosed only to the participants who register.
The Coyote Ridge Spring Wildflower Tour is being organized as a
fundraiser for the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter’s 80th Anniversary