Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve / photo by Lanette Otvos

Butterflies of Picchetti Ranch

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
May 21, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Picchetti Ranch Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join docent naturalists Jan Hintermeister, Karen DeMello, and Cathy Brown to explore the wonderful and strange world of insects that taste with their feet and smell with their antennae. Learn to identify common butterfly species in their natural environment and understand why humans from the Stone Age to the Space Age have been fascinated with these delicate winged creatures. Many facts and flutters await you on this leisurely walk along the Zinfandel and Orchard Loop trails. Bring binoculars if you have them. Attentive children with an interest in nature are welcome. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after May 7 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and close May 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Where to Meet

Meet at the preserve parking lot on Montebello Road. From the intersection of I-280 and Foothill Expressway, go 3.5 miles southwest (toward the mountains) on Foothill Boulevard/Stevens Canyon Road.  Turn right on Montebello Rd.  The preserve is 0.5 miles up Montebello Rd. on the left.

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