Tour several spring wildflower locations along Highway 58 with a final destination of Shell Creek east of Santa Margarita. Dirk Walters will be our tour guide with assistance from geologist David Chipping,
Bring water, lunch, sun protection, sturdy shoes, and dress in layers for the weather. A plant list for Shell Creek can be found on our website here.
Meet at the Santa Margarita Park & Ride Lot just off the Highway 58 exit of Highway 101 (35.383284 -120.628717) at 8:30 am for optional carpool organization. Some stops have limited pullouts for cars so carpooling will be helpful.
Shell Creek is a private ranch along a narrow, paved rural road. The owners graciously allow the public to walk into their meadows. Please be respectful and park alongside the road, do not walk or drive on the wildflowers, and do not leave any litter. Cattle may occur on the grasslands and rural road.
Rain or threat of rain cancels. Contact Dirk at drwaltersATcharterDOTnet with questions.