Past Meetup

Trees and Shrubs of Santa Clara ValleyPlant ID Walk at Rancho Cañada del Oro OSP

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It is said that a place feels like home when you can name the native trees and shrubs around you. Join Arvind Kumar and Stephen Rosenthal to learn about the trees and shrubs native to our area.

We will walk through a variety of native habitats: grassland, oak woodland, sage-chaparral scrub and riparian. Expect to see a variety of oaks, bay laurel, madrone, bigberry manzanita, toyon, coffeeberry, buckeye, holly-leaved cherry and snowberry. Trail vista points offer spectacular views of the Diablo Range and Mt. Hamilton. Beginners interested in plant identification are welcome.

Bring a hat, water, and a bag lunch. Dress in layers and appropriately for late fall weather. Heavy rain cancels. We’ll cover 4.3 miles with 500’ of elevation gain.

Space is limited.

Directions: We’ll meet in the preserve parking lot at 10am, at 4289 Casa Loma Rd. in Morgan Hill. From Hwy. 101 South take Bailey Ave. west to McKean Rd. Turn left onto McKean Rd. and head south, past Calero County Park. Turn right on Casa Loma Rd. and follow it to the park entrance. The parking lot is on the left. For a map and detailed directions visit