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

Transitions & Life Cycles

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
August 25, 2022
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve
Approximate Total Miles
5

Explore transitions in nature's life cycles with Docent Naturalists Catherine Crawford-Swent, Helena Cohen, and Wendy Crowder. Hiking through the forest you'll encounter ferns, wildflowers (time of year dependent), Douglas fir and redwood trees along Sierra Morena, Steam Donkey, Gordon Mill, Timberview, and Methuselah trails. You'll discover how new plants form, identify plant strategies for survival, and how mature plants evolve and change. You'll explore the profound impact that the history of this preserve had on area plant life. Perhaps you'll also discover corollaries with transitions in your own life.

Where to Meet

Meet at the preserve parking lot located on the west side of Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard), about 1- mile south of the Caltrans Skeggs Point parking area and 2.7 miles north of the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 84.

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