STOCKTON CREEK PRESERVE
DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2023
LEADER: Peggy Moore
DESCRIPTION: Come see what is flowering at Stockton Creek Preserve. With 250+ species documented through iNaturalist and plenty of moisture this year, we should be able to see a variety of native species in bloom. We’ll primarily use an old road to access the preserve, which is mostly easy, rolling terrain, but there will be some hills. The preserve is protected through a partnership between The Sierra Foothill Conservancy and the Mariposa Public Utility District. Established in 2011, the 410-acre preserve supports pine woodlands, foothill chaparral, grassland, aquatic and stream side communities.
MEETING TIME: 9 am. We will plan to be back at the cars by 1:00 pm.
MEETING PLACE: Stockton Creek Preserve Trailhead, Mariposa. Meet at the large gravel turnout on Highway 140 located 0.9 mile north of the junction of Highway 140 and Highway 40 North (0.9 mile up Hwy 140 north of the four-way stop adjacent to the Chevron station and Premier Valley Bank, formerly Yosemite Bank). The four-way stop is at the end of Mariposa closest to Yosemite. Note: Verizon cell service is pretty good at the preserve.
RSVP and MORE INFORMATION: email@example.com or cell – (209) 617-7775.