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Plant Families of Mt. Diablo (214-470)
TOUR: with Glenn Keator

Saturday, October 9, 10am sharp and hike until 3pm

Mt. Diablo displays a wide diversity of local plant families and species appropriate to local Bay Area gardens.  This is a great time of year to learn the framework of plant communities there -- shrubs, trees, and woody perennials.

We'll visit two special parts of the mountain -- the Mary Bowerman Trail near the summit features plants adapted to rocky, hot slopes; the Knobcone Point Trail displays a combination of oak woodland, chaparral, and the fire-adapted knobcone pine.

We'll meet at 10 am at the trailhead to the knobcone pine area (directions sent on registration). Plan on an approximately three-mile hike. We'll then drive to the parking lot just below the mountain's summit to make the one-mile loop on the Mary Bowerman Trail. The trip will last until around 3 pm.

 Be sure to bring lunch, liquids, camera, and field notebook -- we'll supply a plant checklist.

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Instructor Glenn Keator
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $65.00; nonmembers $75.00 
Notes Saturday, October 9, 10am sharp and hike until 3pm  
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