Van Hoosear Wildflower Walk

April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve
707-996-0712 ext. 108

Join Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve for one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in all of Sonoma County. Experience a pristine spring grassland with numerous species in full bloom. The 162-acre property in the foothills of Sonoma Mountain is protected by a conservation easement made possible by your Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and the California Wildlife Conservation Board. The property is managed under a partnership with the landowner and Sonoma Ecology Center, to protect the Preserve’s native plants, thriving streams, and wildlife habitat.
This outing is a beginning-level walk over gently sloped land. Most of the walk is through grassland, generally not on trails, so the footing can be uneven. The walk crosses a few small creek channels, which sometimes have shallow water with stepping stones.
There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the Open Space District’s work with a quarter-cent sales tax. However, space for this outing is limited and reservations are required by 5 p.m. on the day prior to the walk. Please note that these popular walks fill to capacity on a first come, first served basis every year, so early registration is encouraged! Walks will go on in light rain, however all have a “rain date” in case of heavy rains; the rain date for this walk is May 7.
REGISTER TODAY! Registrations are required online at Directions and day-of contact will be emailed upon registration. For additional information or questions about the outing, please contact Holland Gistelli at (707) 996-0712 ext. 108, or