Sacramento Valley Chapter
Now that we have some rain, we are hoping that our native plants will bloom at lower elevations.
We are also putting together trips for the high country as the season progresses. Here you will
find all the latest information including contacts, driving directions, plants lists, photos and any
change-of-date information. If you are going to attend a trip, you can sign up at Chapter meetings.
Also please let the trip contact know so they can get hold of you if plans change. This will also let
us know how many people to expect in order to call on additional leaders, if necessary, to make your
We look forward to seeing you!
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS
Reclamation Announces Spring 2014 Park Events and Ranger Interpretive Programs at Lake Berryessa
Howard Ranch Wildflowers and Vernal Pools – Rancho Seco Park
Saturday April 12: 10 am - 2pm
Join Pam Kirkbride to meander grasslands filled with native wildflowers along the shores of Rancho Seco Lake
and on to theHoward Ranch vernal pools. This trail is part of the Consumnes River Preserve management area.
Enjoy scenic views of the lake and Sierra Nevada. Bring binoculars for bird-watching and plan to hike aout 5 miles over gentle terrain.
A longer 7 miles hike is available to a nice overlook for those that wish to get more exercise.
Wear shoes that you do not mind getting wet. Bring a hat, suntan cream, water and lunch.
Directions and Information
Pine Hill Preserves Schedule for 2014
Information and Contacts
Prairie City SVRA - Vernal Pool Walk
Saturday , April 26th
Join us for this one hour program as we explore the fascinating world of Vernal Pools.
Discover the mysteries of this boom and bust life cycle that have gone on for thousands of years.
Possible plant species may include popcorn flower, two-horned downingia, and goldfields.
Contact: Call (916) 985-1098 for more information
SAVE THE DATE!!!
French Meadows and Granite Chief Wilderness Overnight
Saturday and Sunday June 28-29
Join Pam Kirkbride for an overnight camping trip to French Meadows Reservoir.
We will explore plants around the lake on Saturday, have a potluck dinner Saturday night and hike
into Granite Chief Wilderness on Sunday.
We only have room for 25 people, so reserve your spot early.