After a successful and well-attended winter mushroom walk, we’ve decided to add a spring date to the calendar! Led by founder of the Mycelium Project and Sonoma Ecology Center naturalist Jonny Ehlers along with Restoration manager and native plant expert Jason Mills on an exploration through the Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve. Located on Nuns Canyon Road, the preserve is near the epicenter of the 2017 Nunns Fire. The preserve is only accessible to the public on guided outings and is known for its stunning vistas, open meadows, waterfalls, and oak woodlands. Calabazas Creek provides hikers with a multitude of microclimates as well as a rigorous hike.
The Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve was protected by Ag + Open Space in October of 2004 for recreation and preservation of its natural resources, including the stretch of Calabazas Creek that cascades down the canyon. The 1,290-acre property, overlooking the Valley of the Moon, is one of the most exquisite natural sites in Sonoma Valley, containing a wide array of habitats and breathtaking vistas.
This is a moderately strenuous hike with substantial elevation gain, on established trails. Please bring water and snacks, and be prepared for that day’s weather. There is a shallow water crossing. The hike will go on in light rain, but heavy rain will cancel the outing. There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.
REGISTER TODAY! This event will fill up quickly! Reservations are required online by 5 pm on Weds, March 11, 2020. Directions and day-of contact information will be emailed upon registration. For more information or questions, contact Tony Passantino at (707) 996-0712, ext. 124 or Tony@sonomaecologycenter.org.