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Hitchhikers, Parachutes and Poppers

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

| Free

With hooks that latch into your socks, hairy parachutes, or exploding pods, seeds have remarkable techniques for moving away from their parent plant. Join Friends of Edgewood docent Carol Hankermeyer on this introductory walk to explore plant strategies for dispersing seeds.

To display the treasures of Edgewood all year long, Friends of Edgewood docents guide nature hikes on the third Saturday morning of each month throughout the year. Walks will take you through a number of different plant communities, with frequent stops to take a closer look at what is happening there. It may be interesting insects, plants that would otherwise be overlooked, listening for frogs, identifying butterflies, or examining spider turrets. The closer you look, the more you will see. Regardless of the season, you are likely to learn all kinds of fascinating things that you didn’t know before.

Our free walks cover about 3 miles, at a moderate pace. Families, seniors and interested children are welcome.


10:00 am on the third Saturday of every month.

Where to meet

Walks start from the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center.

What to bring

Bring water, a hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a snack if you wish. We don’t stop for lunch, but picnic tables are usually available after the walks in the picnic area.


No reservations are needed unless you have a group of 10 or more. For group reservations, please email

Image: Chaparral clematis (Clematis lasiantha) seed head at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve

© 2003 Kathy Korbholz



July 19
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Bill and Jean Lane Education Center
6 Old Stage Coach Rd , Redwood City, CA 94062 United States


Friends of Edgewood