Appreciate the native plant diversity in Kennedy Grove

Sunday, March 17, 9:30 am, Seafoam Loop and Black Oak
Loop at Kennedy Grove, El Sobrante.

Gregg Weber will be leading this trip to a botanically rich
area in El Sobrante. In the shady areas under bay trees, there
is more plant diversity than you would expect, with many
common natives, and some unusual ones. Under the oaks on the ridge
there are whole different communities.
Both kinds of false solomon's seal, trilliums, Meadow rue, gooseberries,
American vetch, shooting stars, cream cups, rein orchids, Fritillaries,
pipevine, madrone, wight's paintbrush, arnica, spotted coralroot, indian warriors,
ok, I have to stop now.
This is a short 2.5 mile walk, with only a 400 feet elevation gain up to the ridge,
and 150 feet elevation gain on Black Oak Loop.

Directions: From I-80, exit at San Pablo Dam Road and turn
onto Castro Ranch Road in El Sobrante. From Orinda , take
San Pablo Dam Road to El Sobrante, and turn onto Castro Ranch Road. Go two blocks on Castro
Ranch Road, and then turn right onto Hillside Drive. Go
about 1⁄2 mile to the end of Hillside Drive, and then turn left
on Patra Drive and park near the trailhead. No entrance fees.
Do not turn into the Kennedy Grove park entrance on San
Pablo Dam Road.

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  • Tom V.

    April 14, 2013

  • Alyx

    Thanks for posting such great photos and plant ID's!

    April 14, 2013

  • Karl R.

    Very informative, as always.

    March 18, 2013

  • Alyx

    Thank you for the great hike, plant list and oodles of helpful information!

    March 18, 2013

  • Frances

    thanks Gregg! looking forward to seeing folks' photos!

    March 17, 2013

    • Frances

      ps thanks for the plant list!

      March 18, 2013

  • Tom V.

    I am glad to see the members started adding a lot of photos. I have added several new photos from Almaden Quick Silver Ranch to my Facebook Albums http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151277887976750.1073741828.667916749&type=1 I did not see any comments to my previous post!
    Thank you

    March 17, 2013

  • Simon G.

    I had a great time! For those of you interested in a great flora of the bay: Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region by Linda Beidleman & Eugene Kozloff.

    March 17, 2013

  • Kathryn

    sorry, can't make it

    March 17, 2013

  • MT

    Hi guys, can I carpool with someone please? I live in south Berkeley

    March 16, 2013

    • Teruko Y.

      Yes, I can meet you. I am coming from Emeryville.

      March 16, 2013

    • MT

      Hi , thank . If you happen to see it can you give me a call[masked] thanks!

      March 17, 2013

  • Tom V.

    Hello Friends, I am working on a mobile app to document plants, flowers, fruits and other living things around the world with GPS location. I am looking for suggestions and help to improve the app. One idea is to create a point system for members to upload photos with GPS location and others trying to name the plant. I had been taking pictures of plants on San Jose Ranches I hike regularly. You can see my collection here http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151277887976750.1073741828.667916749&type=3 Another idea for the app is to document daily weather with photos from various places around the world.

    Thank you

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since it is no longer in Kennedy Grove I'm confused. Where in Berkeley is it?

    January 19, 2013

    • Frances

      Sorry for the confusion. The meeting point is at the end of Patra Dr. right next to the Grove.

      January 19, 2013

    • MT

      Can I please carpool with you from Berkeley ?

      March 16, 2013

  • lorena

    Turns out I will be working that morning.

    March 14, 2013

  • vera k.

    should be interesting;; slugs and mushrooms?

    March 8, 2013

  • Frances

    Hey, due to significant waiting list, if you can't come hike Sun Mar 17th, could you take a moment to update your RSVP

    Thanks!

    March 7, 2013

  • Curt

    Unlikely hiking destination for me. But after reading the description I might want to get on the wait list to see the natives.

    February 17, 2013

  • vera k.

    should be interesting;; slugs and mushrooms?

    January 20, 2013

  • Simon G.

    Looking forward to it!

    January 19, 2013

  • Wendy

    About what time will this event conclude?

    January 19, 2013

  • Sou S.

    Wish I can go, but will be out of town

    January 17, 2013

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