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Wildflower & Water Critters Walk

Sunday, March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 13, 2018

| $5

Wildflower season is here, and Solano Land Trust’s Jepson Prairie docents are ready to share the first wave of vernal pool flowers. Weather permitting, there will be two-hour guided walks starting at 10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, from Sat. Mar. 10 through Mother’s Day, Sun. May 13.
A vernal pool is a world of exceptional diversity and an ecological system of great complexity, and Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of the best remaining examples of vernal pools in all of California. Enjoy an easy, meandering walk under wide-open skies with knowledgeable docents while exploring the bunchgrass prairie and walking alongside the claypan vernal pools. The prairie is transformed by winter rains into fields of stunning wildflowers including white meadowfoam, yellow carpet, and miniature lupine. Docents will also introduce you to the rare aquatic animals, all on the Endangered Species list, that live in the ephemeral pools, including vernal pool fairy shrimp, Conservancy fairy shrimp, and the larvae of the California tiger salamander.
Jepson Prairie Preserve is located on Cook Lane, off Highway 113, about ten miles south of Dixon and eight miles north of Highway 12. For groups of 5 or fewer, no RSVP is necessary to join a tour. A minimum $5 donation per person is encouraged. For groups of 6 or more, RSVP to Kate Mawdsley at wfm-kfm@pacbell.net or 530-758-5093. Participants should bring a backpack with plenty of water, and snacks or a picnic lunch. They should wear boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes, layered clothes, and protection from the elements. It is often windy at Jepson Prairie, and they should be prepared for wet trails and the chance of fog. Rain may cancel. Visitors should bring drinking water and may also want to bring a hand lens, binoculars and a camera. For directions and additional details, visit solanolandtrust.org.
Solano Land Trust protects land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land. For more information about Solano Land Trust, its upcoming events and to make a donation, visit solanolandtrust.org.


Sunday, March 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Solano Land Trust


Your Name (this will not appear on the event listing)
Deanna Chedsey


Jepson Prairie Preserve
Cook Lane & Hwy. 113, Dixon, CA 95620 + Google Map