May 19, 9:30 a.m. – Wildflower Walk
Even if there haven’t been many April showers, the Elfin Forest always has May flowers because the Forest’s hardy native plants are used to doing without water.
Dirk Walters will take us on a delightful tour of almost everything that’s in bloom in the Elfin Forest. There will be bright yellows of Fiddlenecks, Rush-roses, Deerweed, Golden Yarrow and of course California Poppies. White Popcorn flowers, Pearly everlasting and Yarrow plants are in abundance too, as well as pink Cobwebby Thistles and blue Wild Hyacinths. The Silver Dune Lupines at Bush Lupine Point should be covered with pale blue blossoms, and alive with honeybees and Morro Blue butterflies. Treat yourself to a springtime experience in Nature’s own garden.
Walks in the Elfin Forest begin at times stated above. Park at the north end of 15th Street (16th Street for wheelchairs) off Santa Ysabel in Los Osos. Walks begin on the boardwalk at the end of the 15th Street path. Wear comfortable shoes, long sleeves and pants to avoid poison oak and mosquitoes. Please park carefully, avoiding driveways and mailboxes. Please leave pets at home. The easy paced walks last 1-1/2 to 2 hours. For more information call (805) 528-0392.