Upcoming Sunday Seed Collecting Hikes 10/9 & 10/16

Join Bay Area botanist Dean Kelch and the CREEC crew for exploration of our East Bay natural habitats.

These leisurely hikes will consist of collecting California native plant seeds and cuttings for propagation at the Carquinez Horticultural Center, a Non Profit Nursery in Crockett.

Hikes are recommended for adults and older children alike.  Some of these areas have rather steep sections, but all have good paths.

The wildflower, tree, and grass seed collected on these excursions will be used in restoration efforts in our local watersheds. No prior experience is necessary, just a
willingness to learn and an enjoyment of nature.

Dutra Road
Sunday, Oct 9, 2011 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

We will be hiking up Dutra Road to the Muir Land Trust Sky Ranch Preserve. Dutra Road runs south off of Franklin Canyon Road between McHarry Ranch Road and Alhambra Avenue . Meet 1/2 block off of Franklin Canyon Rd along Dutra road. Carpool or bike there if you can, as parking is severely limited.

Ozol (Carquinez Regional Shoreline)

Sunday, Oct 16, 2011 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
This is a nice hike with two species of milkweed to see and beautiful views of the Strait. Drive west
from Martinez along Carquinez Vista Dr and park 100 meters before the gate that blocks the road.