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Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$35

REGISTER

Please note: This walk is full. I scheduled another morning walk here on Saturday, September 5. Please visit this link to sign up for it or let me know at [email protected] if you would like to be added to the waiting list for August 15.

This place is amazing! The ocean is just across the highway and the lushness of the landscape and sheer diversity of plants and plant communities at the Preserve are exceptional.

In the creekside riparian habitat we’ll see an array of Southern California native trees, including White Alder, California Bay, Blue Elderberry, Bigleaf Maple, and Coast Live Oak. Under their canopy we’ll look for shade-loving natives like Gooseberry, Mugwort, and Hummingbird Sage.

The “Padre Pear” tree, planted in 1820 and still bearing fruit! Photo: Robin Kent

In the sunnier sage scrub and chaparral areas, native Toyon, Black Sage, Coastal Sagebrush, Prickly-Pear, Lemonade Berry, and “Mountain-Lilac” (Ceanothus) are thriving. The Preserve is also home to numerous birds and other wildlife.

We’ll gather by the barn at 9:30 a.m. After some easy walking, identifying  plants, sampling their scents and tastes, and discussing their uses, we’ll stop by the creek at Hollister Meadow for a snack break. We’ll make our way back to the barn by 12:30 p.m. or thereabouts when I’ll break out my curated mobile bookstore.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, I have made some changes from previous walks, in effect until further notice:

  • Attendance will be limited to 12 participants.
  • Those with flu-like symptoms will be asked to remain at home.
  • Temperatures will be checked upon arrival.
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask or face covering and observe 6 feet of physical distancing.

No dogs or smoking, please.

The cost for the walk is $35. The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County also requests a suggested $5 donation at the site to cover stewardship of the land.

Please note: This walk is full. I scheduled another morning walk here on Saturday, September 5. Please visit this link to sign up for it or let me know at [email protected] if you would like to be added to the waiting list for August 15.

REGISTER

Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
$35

Organizer

Lanny Kaufer
Phone:
8056466281
Email:
register@herbwalks.com
Website:
https://herbwalks.com/about

Venue

Arroyo Hondo Preserve
Gaviota,CAUnited States+ Google Map

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