Wildflower Identification Class
Date: May 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Hannah Bird (707) 744 1424 ext 105
Sponsor: Hopland Research and Extension Center
Location: 4070 University Road
The Hopland Research and Extension Center enjoys a beautiful bloom of wildflowers every spring, and 2019 heralds the opportunity to also enjoy the flowers following the wildfire of 2018.
Join this identification class to visit creeks, ponds, oak woodland, grassland and fire affected areas and enjoy the biodiversity of wildflowers to be found across the site.
Our guide will be Peter Warner:
Peter Warner stumbled upon the fascinating world of botany in 1982, enthralled with a magnificent stand of Pedicularis densiflora (ruby spires, aka Indian warrior) in Sonoma County. Having acquired a couple of parchment documents from Sonoma State University, he formerly toiled as an environmental scientist for California State Parks and as a restoration ecologist for the Parks Conservancy at Golden Gate National Recreation area. Experienced in a diversity of botanical and ecological pursuits, he’s a former CNPS chapter president and past California Invasive Plant Council board member. Now somewhat retired, he continues to study plants and ecology, sharing his discoveries with others through consulting, teaching, and volunteering. Quick to stoop to pull a weed or drop to the ground in reverence of elephant heads (the plant!), Peter has worked as a vegetation specialist, botanist, habitat restorationist, educator, consultant, landscaper, bureaucrat, professional musician, and cab driver. He has finally found a thoroughly enjoyable niche leading numerous field trips throughout the American West, always seeking new discoveries and delights of the natural world .
Bring a packed lunch, water and sun protection.
Registration $25, $20 California Naturalists
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