March 2, 2014 · 11:45 AM
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Learn to ID and use edible, medicinal, and useful plants and fungi of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline!
We'll meet Sunday, March 2nd, 11:45 AM by the parking lot and start walking the trail by noon, shooting for a return to the parking lot around 3:30 PM.
It will be a moderate to slow pace and rather flat. We will go through grasslands, by a marsh, along the shore, and through some pine and eucalyptus forest. I'll teach you about all the useful species we can find, and try to at least ID any species group members point out (animals are fair game too). We should see a lot of good edible greens in the fields as the spring starts and the shoreline should have plenty of perennial edibles.
I'm requesting a contribution of $10 cash each, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Trading and skill-sharing are acceptable.
You may want to bring water and snacks and dress for the weather. A notebook, pencil, and camera would be useful to record species info.
The pier allows fishing without a license, so you may want to bring some tackle and fish before or after the walk.
Buses run to Point Pinole and I encourage carpooling; post a message to arrange rides.
Note: I do not endorse the removal or disturbance of any plant, fungal, or animal life from public lands. I vehemently condemn any selling of wild-gathered foods from public lands and those with such intentions should not attend. However, I believe mindful gathering for personal or family use should be the right of everyone.