There are a wide variety of plant communities in the Bay Area, and many of them can be found in at this Preserve. Join docents Martin Manley and Linda Smith for a moderately-paced, 4.5-mile hike. you’ll discuss the varieties of plant communities found along the Orchard Loop and Zinfandel Trails, and discover the ways that plants have become adapted to their unique environments. Bring a lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables down by Stevens Creek. At the end of the excursion you’ll have the option for a little wine tasting on your own at the Picchetti Winery.
Meet at the Picchetti Ranch Preserve parking lot. From the intersection of I-280 and Foothill Expressway, go 3.5 miles southwest (toward the mountains) on Foothill Boulevard/Stevens Canyon Road. Turn right on Montebello Road. The preserve is 0.5 miles up Montebello Rd. on the left.
Events subject to change. Please always check the MROSD page for this event before you go.