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Foraging East Bay Hills

  • Feb 9, 2014 · 11:30 AM
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Learn to ID and use edible, medicinal, and useful plants and fungi of the East Bay Hills (Sibley Volcanic Preserve).

We'll meet Sunday, February 9th at 11:30-11:45 AM, and start walking the trail by 11:50, shooting for a return to the parking lot before 3:30 PM.

It will be a moderate to slow pace, but expect some steep sections. We will go through an even mix of forest, chaparral, and grasslands, and find all the useful species we can from each habitat. There will be plenty of different species from the first walk in Tilden (which was mainly oak woodland and eucalyptus forest), especially in the grassland and chaparral.

I'm requesting a donation of $10 cash each, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Trading or skill sharing is acceptable.

You may want to bring packs with field guides, water, and snacks, and dress for the weather. A notebook, pencil, and camera would be useful to record species info.

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.

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  • Kerry

    Shoot, it's on the west side of the hills. Long way to go from I 505 for a day with a car having trouble. But I'd sure like to join y'all. Probably not, as the weather + I-80 drivers is a nightmare.

    February 9, 2014

  • Cyrus H.

    Yes, this will happen rain or shine!

    February 7, 2014

  • Chris

    Think this will still be happening with the possibility of rain this weekend?

    February 6, 2014

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