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Wildflower Hike at Harmon Canyon Preserve

March 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This event is presented by the Ventura Land Trust. Please visit this page at their website to register for the hike.

From the VLT webpage: Ventura Land Trust is pleased to partner with renowned native plant guide and educator Lanny Kaufer for a wildflower hike at Harmon Canyon Preserve on Saturday, March 26th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Kaufer is well-known in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for his Herb Walks, interpretive native plant walks and nature hikes, which he began leading more than 40 years ago in 1976. This will be the first hike led by Kaufer at Harmon Canyon Preserve.

Kaufer’s hike will include plant identification and information for the beginning to experienced botanist. The hike will cover approximately two miles in Harmon Canyon Preserve. Wildflowers such as wild hyacinths, lupine, Douglas’ fiddlenecks, California peonies, and threatened mariposa lilies make their home in Harmon Canyon Preserve’s conserved 2,123 acres of land, amid roughly 1,000 acres of endangered coastal sage scrub. Rain-fed wildflowers are blooming in earnest at Harmon Canyon Preserve after lying dormant through recent drought years.

Lanny Kaufer is the author of Medicinal Herbs of California: A Field Guide to Common Healing PlantsThe book will be available for sale and signing after the walk.

All walk participants should bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes, long pants, a hat, and sunscreen.

Here is a Google map and directions to Harmon Canyon Preserve. Please look closely and note that the map takes you to a right turn onto McVittie Place before turning right into the Preserve. Do not turn right just before Mcvittie Place at the sign saying 7511 Foothill Rd. That driveway will take you to a dead end in an orchard.

This event is presented by the Ventura Land Trust. Please visit this page at the Ventura Land Trust website to register for the hike.


March 26, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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