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Sunday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Local Spring Wildflower Foray

Field trip with Liz Gaspar.

Sunday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Participation is limited to 20.
Advance registration required at synature@west.net or 693-5683.
Members free/nonmembers $20.

Mariposa Lily and Yucca. Photo: John Evarts

We’re leaving the location open for this spring wildflower foray; Liz Gaspar will decide our local destination based on the best blooms. Last year, she led us through stunning sheets of flowers along Birabent Canyon hillsides including gilias, lilies, lupine, larkspur, poppies, milkmaids, redmaids, and hundreds more including the rare Santa Barbara Jewelflower, Caulanthus amplexicaulis subsp. barbarae, and Small-flowered Morning-glory, Convolvulus simulans. This year Liz will again illuminate the always-surprising, amazingly diverse burst of spring bloom in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Bring a hat, sun protection, water, sack lunch, and good sturdy shoes, such as hiking boots. Hiking poles are recommended as some sections of the trail may be moderately steep.

Liz Gaspar was the park naturalist at Cachuma Lake for twenty years. She is co-author of Wildflowers and Other Plants of the Cachuma Lake Area, Santa Barbara County, published fall 2015. She earned her master’s degree in plant ecology from UCSB, where she studied native grasses.

Featured photo: Grass Mountain. Photo: John Evarts