Field Trips

Field trips are typically held on Saturday and/or Sunday, and started back up again in March 2022 after a two year hiatus. Watch this page and our Facebook page for announcements. Meanwhile we invite you to explore the many trails open in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Hit the trails early during the summer months and keep cool and hydrated!

Figueroa Mountain
9am Saturday March 25th
Reservation required
Leader: Andrea Adams-Morden

Figueroa Mountain is a classic site for Spring wildflowers.  We will see fields of chocolate lilies, lupines, goldfields, collarless poppies, and others.  Because of the weather this year, it’s hard to tell if the blooms will be there, the Los Padres will be open, or if there will be road closures.  We need to take reservations at so we can let you know if we can go to Figueroa or the alternative of Burton Mesa.
For Figueroa we need to car pool to the different sites as there is not a lot of parking.  We will park east of The Tavern(Mattei’s Tavern) on Railway Avenue in Los Olivos.  The easiest way to get there is to take the 101 to the second 154 off ramp past Gaviota then turn right on to Railway Avenue.
The alternative trip will be to Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve.  The soil there is old sand dunes which has created an environment that has a number of rare plants as well as nice spring blooms.
For this trip we will take the 101 to 246 in Buelton going west.  Take off on Purisima Road until the 1 then go north to Constellation Avenue.  Continue to the end of the road across from the high school where we will park on the street.

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