Atascadero Plant Walk

01-14-2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Three Bridges Oak Preserve
Address: 9943-9949 Carmelita Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422, USA

Join us for a plant ID walk on the new trail at Three Bridges Oak Preserve. This trail starts in blue oak woodland, ascends into chaparral, and ends in stands of madrone and views towards the east. It is 4 miles up and back, ascending 800 ft. The ascent is gradual, along a winding trail towards the top of the ridge.

Come and learn the easy to identify species. Pick out plants that attract you. Bring native plant samples with you to be identified.

To reach the trailhead (note there are many streets involved), go west on Highway 41 from Atascadero, turn right onto San Gabriel Rd. for 0.5 miles, turn right onto Monita Rd. for 0.2 miles, turn right onto Sierra Vista Rd., turn left onto Andrita Rd. for 0.2 miles, continue onto Casanova Ave. for 0.7 miles, continue onto Carmelita Ave. for 0.2 miles to the trailhead. There are 4 signs helping to guide you along these streets to the parking lot.

Make sure to bring water and snacks. Sturdy shoes, sunscreen, hats, and layered clothing are recommended. No RSVP needed and no dogs please. Also, bring paper and pencil to take notes, and a camera for a photo record. If you would like a preprinted copy of the plant list for this walk, let the hike leader know 24 hours in advance. For more information, contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459 2103, bill.waycott@gmail.com. Rain cancels.

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    Meet at the Coon Creek Trailhead parking lot at the south end of MDO.

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    Bring water, snacks, and dress in layers for changing weather.  A hat and sturdy shoes are advised.

    Contact Bill, 805-459-2103.


    IMAGE

    2 of 3 California Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia Forest along the Coon Creek Trail in Montana de Oro State Park, Los Osos, CA, 20 May 2010. Photo by "Mike" Michael L. Baird, mike at mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com, Nikon P6000.

    "Mike" Michael L. Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com

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    CNPS-SLO has organized a daylong visit to SBBG. The Garden’s mission is to conserve native plants and habitats with an emphasis on vegetation communities of the Central Coast and the offshore islands. All plants used in the Garden are California natives. Activities during the day will include:

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    Bus transport to the Garden may be an option. Please mark your calendars and join us for this unique opportunity. For more information, contact bill.waycott@gmail.com.