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Wildflower hike and identification


Enjoy a stroll around the Hopland Research and Extension Center to identify our spring wildflowers.

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 in Sonoma County. He now works as an environmental scientist for California State Parks in Mendocino County, and enjoys passing his time studying plants and sharing his discoveries with others through teaching and volunteering. Experienced in a diversity of botanical and ecological pursuits, he’s a former CNPS chapter president and past California Invasive Plant Council board member. 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’s got a couple of parchment documents from Sonoma State University, He’s previously taught workshops on identification of the flowering plants, the Poaceae, and the Asteraceae.

The first two hours of the hike (10am-12pm) will suit those new to the world of plant identification, for those who wish to delve a little deeper we will continue to an afternoon session after lunch, finishing at 2pm. Bring a packed lunch, water and sun protection.

This event  will be held at:

 UC ANR Hopland Research & Extension Center - The Rod Shippey Building

University Road • Hopland • CA • 95449

 Saturday, May 6th

10 am - 2 pm


(Bring packed lunch, water, sun protection and clothing appropriate for the weather)

NO DOGS: Due to our management of sheep with guard animals on this site.



Directions:  From downtown Hopland (intersection of Highways 101 and 175), take Highway 175 east toward Lakeport. Cross the Russian River and at the traffic circle take the second exit onto Old River Road (also marked "Road 201"). Next, turn right onto University Road (there is a UC sign at the intersection). Drive up University Road for approximately 3.5 miles, you will see signs for Rod Shippey Hall parking.

$10.00 Quantity:   required charge