Photo by Rondia Kaufer

Seaside Wilderness Park Herb Walk

July 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Seaside Wilderness Park, Ventura, CA
Park Access Road
Ventura, CA 93001
$20/adults, $15/seniors & students 13-18. Kids 5-12 free, one per adult.
Photo by Rondia Kaufer

Discover the variety of native plants that live in the interface between land and sea. We will park on the far end of West Main Street in Ventura, just before it enters the northbound 101 to Santa Barbara, outside the entrance to Seaside Wilderness Park, also known as Emma Wood Group Camp (NOT the Emma Wood Beach RV Camp which is further on under the overpass). You are welcome to drive into the Group Camp to park but it costs $10.

From there, we will walk into the Group Camp and start the walk on the River’s Edge Trail at the east end of the Group Camp. We’ll start by walking through the Ventura Rivermouth  and Estuary identifying and learning about the plants and complete the loop on the Ocean’s Edge Trail in the sand dunes on the beach. We will be discussing and demonstrating uses of the plants of the Riparian Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, and Coastal Strand plant communities, all of which can be found in Seaside Wilderness Park.

Beach Sand-Verbena, Beachbur, Beach Morning-Glory and Ice Plant in their natural habitat. Photo by Rondia Kaufer
Beach Sand-Verbena, Beachbur, Beach Morning-Glory and Ice Plant in their natural habitat. Photo by Rondia Kaufer

You can register below or here right now or return later to this event page or to the “Register for an Event” link in the left sidebar menu. There is no prepayment required, just your promise to notify us in a timely fashion if your plans change. You will receive a confirmation email several days before with all necessary info.

The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 62 and older, and $15 for students13-18.  Kids 5-12 can go free, one per adult, by prior arrangement. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No dogs or smoking, please.

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3 thoughts on “Seaside Wilderness Park Herb Walk

  1. Hey Lanny, my daughter Sayward and I want to come to your Sa walk. She has gotten interested in herbs and is dying to meet you. Me, I come for the jokes… Looking forward to seeing you

    1. I’d love to meet Sayward. As for you, Dr. Hickey, I’m preparing a new waiver form that asks participants to refrain from making jokes at my expense, or otherwise. Any jokes made that I deem to be funny will become the intellectual property of Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer. Even dumb jokes will be considered intellectual, in case you were wondering. Looking forward to seeing you both!

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