Leader: Margo Bors
After the winter rains, early spring is a rewarding time to visit Bayview Hill. The Hill has many early blooming natives including several lomatiums and other members of the carrot or parsnip family. Johnny Jump-up, in the violet family, host plant of the endangered Callippe Siverspot butterfly, will be in bloom. We may also see members of the iris, lily and lupine families. The many California grassland natives in bloom are delightfully visible during this time of year before the grasses become too tall and dense.
The walk up Key Ave. is steep, but we will take our time and enjoy the surroundings. The upper area is fairly level with fascinating plants, birds and geology, and impressive unobstructed views in every direction. Bring a snack and water and wear layers as temperatures can vary greatly in different areas. There are no bathroom facilities.
Meeting Place: Key Ave. entrance to Bayview Park, two blocks east of 3rd St.
Transportation: Short walk from MUNI T-Line station at Le Conte & 3rd St.
Contact: Margo Bors, email email@example.com, phone 415-824-0471