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Native Plant Field Trip: Back To Coyote Hills RP

Meeting point: Coyote Hills Regional Park Visitor Center (see park map)

Join Janet Gawthrop of the California Native Plant Society on a return trip to Coyote Hills Regional Park:

Join us at the parking lot outside the visitor center (overflow parking area next to the water has the best birdwatching).  We'll revisit trails near the water to look for plants in flower, and perhaps early fruit.  For those who want to know what to expect, see Phyllis Faber's Common Wetland Plants of California, particularly the section on salt marsh flora.  In dry years, salt marshes and other sites near water have some of the latest blooms in the area.  Bring sunscreen, water, and lunch if you want to opt for the extended option (Apay Trail across to USFSW Refuge).


Driving Directions:  From the 880 freeway, exit to 84 west toward the Dumbarton Bridge.  Exit 84 at Paseo Padre Parkway, which is the last exit before the bridge toll booth. Turn right onto Paseo Padre Parkway, and then left onto Patterson Ranch Road to follow the signs to the entry kiosk and visitor center (bring $ for parking).


Mass Transit Directions:  Take BART and get off at the Union City stop.  At the bus stops next to the BART parking lot, take AC Transit # 332, towards New Park Mall/Newark.  Get off at the intersection of Ardenwood Blvd and Commerce, and walk/bike southwest towards the water.  Commerce Dr. changes its name to Patterson Ranch Road as you cross Paseo Padre Parkway, but you follow the paved path alongside until you reach the visitor center.

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  • Regina Voorhies D.

    Loved it. I want some more!

    June 29, 2013

  • Regina Voorhies D.

    Just checked public transit. It looks very doable. I'll meet you guys tomorrow.

    June 28, 2013

  • Madeleine

    Sorry--I can't attend due to family matters.

    June 28, 2013

  • Regina Voorhies D.

    Hi! Anyone driving from the East Bay I don't have a car and I really want to come on this trip. I may even drag my husband along. Will help with gas and pleasant conversation.

    June 27, 2013

  • Judie N.

    Sorry, I won't be able to make this event as I hav a rather late night ommittment the night before.

    June 25, 2013

  • Susan V.

    Anyone driving from Berkeley?

    June 14, 2013

    • MT

      hi Susan , I don't have a car, but if you want to drive I am happy to share gas and company . best , Miriam

      June 25, 2013

  • MT

    hi guys , I would also appreciate a ride from Berkeley or from any BART on the way. thanks , Miriam

    June 25, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Anyone willing to pick up @ BART? Please and thank you? I'm happy to pay for the parking fee.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to attend; if I do not show up, please do not wait for me. I am on call, frequently I need to go to work.

    June 23, 2013

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