Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve Walks 2023

  • April 7 - May 6, 2023
  • Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve

    1022 Grove Street (parking along street here next to 76 gas station)
    sonoma, California 95431
Ticket Price Free This event is now over
Description

Join Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve for one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in all of Sonoma County. Experience a pristine spring grassland with numerous species in full bloom. The 162-acre property in the foothills of Sonoma Mountain is protected by a conservation easement made possible by your Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space) and the California Wildlife Conservation Board. The property is managed under a partnership with the landowner and Sonoma Ecology Center to protect the Preserve’s unique plants, thriving streams, and wildlife habitat. 

This outing is a beginning-level walk over a gently sloped land. Most of the walk is through grassland, generally not on trails, so the footing can be uneven. The walk crosses a few small creek channels, which sometimes have shallow water with stepping stones. There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of  Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.

The dates for the Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve Walks 2023 are:

  • Friday, April 7, 5:00-7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 16, 8:30-11:00 am
  • Friday, April 21, 1:00-3:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 30, 8:30-11:00 am
  • Saturday, May 6, 8:30-11:00 am

EACH WALK’S REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN EXACLTY 10 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT TIME.

Please note that these popular walks fill to capacity on a first-come, first-served basis every year, so early registration is encouraged! Walks will go on in light rain, but heavy rains will cancel the walk. 

Registration is required. Directions and day-of-contact information will be emailed upon registration. For additional information or questions about the outing, please contact Tony Passantino at (707) 996-0712 ext. 124, or tony@sonomaecologycenter.org.

There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of  Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.

Date & Time

Apr 7 - May 6, 2023

Venue Details

Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve

1022 Grove Street (parking along street here next to 76 gas station)
sonoma, California 95431 Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve
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Sonoma Ecology Center works to address challenges related to water supply and quality, open space, rural character, biodiversity, energy, climate change, and a better quality of life for all residents.

Since 1990, we’ve worked to increase appreciation and stewardship of Sonoma Valley’s natural heritage and create measurable benefits in areas of land, water, climate change, and biodiversity.

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We envision a future where people, land, water, and wildlife thrive.

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Our mission is to work with our community to identify and lead actions that achieve and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley.


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