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

WWW: Wildflowers, Wandering and Wine

May 18, 2024
10:00 am - 1:45 pm
Picchetti Ranch Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

It’s springtime! Join Docent Naturalists Martin Manley, David Kocsis, and Linda Smith on this moderately-paced hike to check out the wildflowers that were nourished by the winter rains. En route you’ll observe the diversity of plant communities in this relatively small preserve and see what creatures might be lurking in the pond. Bring a lunch to enjoy by Stevens Creek. At the end you’ll have the option for a little wine tasting at the Picchetti Winery. (Note: A shortened version of this hike will go ahead in light or moderate rain—it can be a wonderful time to see this preserve if you have good raingear.)

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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