Auberge Ceanothus, Sonoma County Ag and Open Space Plant Walk

Sunday, May 26, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Special access plant walkabout to note plants and look for Sonoma Ceanothus. This hike is not on Eventbrite, so please email Lynn at Lynnaeus@gmail.com to sign up or ask questions.

Ceanothus sonomensis photo credit Barry BrecklingThis 65 acre preserve is owned and managed by the Sonoma County Agricultural and Open Space District. Donated in 2011 as part of a development plan for a resort in the Mayacamas mountains, east of Highway 12 in Kenwood, it is adjacent to Hood Mountain Regional Park. The preserve is mostly chaparral, and is recovering from both the Nuns Fire and the Glass Fire.

We will take a short walkabout to look for Ceanothus sonomensis and make notes of the rare shrubs, wildflowers, and other plants we observe, while we enjoy a beautiful view. Bring a field guide and hand lens if you have them. Hat and sturdy pants and boots recommended; rattlesnakes and poison oak may be present. Also bring water and a lunch or snack.

Meet at the Safeway center parking lot at Calistoga Road and Highway 12 in Santa Rosa at 10:00 am to carpool or caravan.

Photo credit: Barry Breckling

For a complete list of our plant walks, see our Plant Walk page.