Plant Communities of the South Bay: A Plant ID Walk for Beginners
Sun Feb 19 2023 at 10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve | Morgan Hill, CA
About this Event
Why do plants grow where they grow? In nature, plants grow in readily identifiable communities or associations united by location (soil, topography, and microclimate). Join Arvind Kumar and Ashok Jethanandani as we explore the common plant communities of the South Bay such as grassland, scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland. Beginners interested in plant identification are welcome; prior knowledge of native plants or botany is not required.
We will take the Arrowhead Loop Trail in Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, which goes through grassland, chaparral, and oak woodland. Expect to see serpentine outcrops and unique native plants that grow in this inhospitable medium. The distance covered is 4 miles with 600’ of elevation gain/loss. Meet in the parking lot.
Bring a hat, water, a bag lunch, and your favorite trail accessories (camera/smartphone/hand lens/binoculars/field guide/none). Dress in layers, and appropriately for winter weather. Heavy rain cancels.
This educational walk is cosponsored by the California Native Plant Society and Open Space Authority.
***If you unable to attend this event, please cancel your registration so others may attend***
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Where is it happening?Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, 550 PALM AVE, Morgan Hill, United States
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