About Plant Walks

Plant walks will be taking a break for the summer, have a great time out there in nature! Hope to see you again in the Fall.

Plant walks are offered throughout the year but are mainly scheduled during spring and summer months. Plant walks are free and open to members and non-members. This is a great way for beginners and botanists alike to appreciate the flora of Sonoma County.

To sign up for email alerts contact Milobakerevents@gmail.com An Eventbrite registration link is available for each plant walk listed below. Walks fill quickly. (Check your SPAM folder if you signed up for an email alert but have not received a reply.)

2023 Plant Walks

Monday April 3, 10:00-3:00
Elarra Private Preserve in Glenn Ellen
Leaders: Owners Marc Schwager and Allison Ash, and Botanist Ann Howald

Tuesday April 11, 11:00-3:00
Woodland Wildflowers of North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park
Leaders: Michelle Karle, Regional Park Aide and Ruthie Saia, California Naturalist

Monday April 24th, 11:00-3:30 and 4-5:30
Fairfield Osborn Preserve: Sudden Oak Death Education and spring Wildflowers
Leaders: Kerry Wininger, SOD Program Coordinator for UCCE Sonoma and Ruthie Saia, Certified California Naturalist

Monday, May 1, 1:00-4:00
Wildflowers of Jenner Headlands Preserve
Leader: Ruthie Saia, Certified California Naturalist

Monday May 8, 11:00-3:30
Porterfield Creek Open Space Preserve
Leader: Rosaleen Murphy, Certified California Naturalist

Monday May 15th, 11:00-4:00
Modini Mayacamas Preserve
Leader: Botanist Peter Warner

Wednesday June 21, 9:00-10:30
Doran Marsh Regional Park, Ice-plant removal project
Leader: Michelle Karle, Regional Park Aide
Click here to register

Notes About Plant Walks:

We want to emphasize mindfulness and safety while you are out in nature, please:

  • RSVP required – please arrive on time
  • Heavy rain cancels
  • Leave no trace: no littering, pack it in, pack it out
  • Do not remove native plants and flora, No wild-crafting or foraging
  • Stay on designated trails, and do not disturb wildlife
  • Sanitation of shoes after hiking is recommended to prevent spread of
    pathogens, such as Sudden Oak Death
  • Always bring a water bottle, hat, sturdy shoes, layers and sun protection,
    bug spray, lunch or snacks and check for ticks after the walk
  • If plant I.D. Phone Apps are not for you 😉 I recommend Wildflowers of the California North Coast Range by Reny Parker

Our Mission: to conserve California’s native plants and their natural habitats, and increase the understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.