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

Butterflies of Sierra Azul

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
June 10, 2022
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sierra Azul Preserve
Approximate Total Miles
3.5

Docent Naturalists Jan Hintermeister and Vivian Neou will be your traveling companions on this leisurely-paced hike through varied habitats of the Bald Mountain Trail and Mt. Umunhum Trail. Although our focus is on butterflies, you'll see many other plant and animal species on the shoulders of Mt. Umunhum. There will be a short lunch break along the way. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Bald Mountain parking lot located on Mt. Umunhum Rd. Exit Highway 85 at Camden Avenue. (From northbound Hwy. 85 turn left on Branham Avenue and then turn left on Camden Ave. and from southbound Hwy. 85 turn left on Camden Ave.) Travel on Camden Ave. about 1.6 miles to Hicks Road and turn right, and travel for about 6.3 miles. Turn right on Mt. Umunhum Rd. and continue for about 1.7 miles. The parking lot will be on the left.

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