Field Trips

Carpooling is encouraged, but not CNPS sponsored.
Bring water, layers, sunscreen, hat and a lunch. Heavy rain cancels.
Contact Deanna Giuliano for any questions at or call 831 278-2699

Fort Ord National Monument
with Andy Werner
Sunday, April 21, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

We'll again be searching for spring wildlowers but this time in Monterey County. The walk is about 6 miles with about 400 feet gain in elevation. Bring water, layers, sunscreen, hat, and a lunch.

Directions Meet at the Fort Ord National Monument Terrace Creek Parking Lot. Heavy rain cancels.

Participation will be limited to 10 people, so RSVP Andy Werner at soon!

Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve
with Val Haley
Saturday, May 18, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Val Haley, Botanist and Revegetation Specialist, will lead one walk that focus on the rare plants, ecology, and geology of the Reserve. A portion of the walk will also include plant uses and edible plants that we encounter along the trail. Come see the field-testing plots to promote the regeneration of Santa Cruz Wallflower (Erysimum teretifolium). It has been 11 years since the Martin Fire, and the native vegetation has made a strong come back!

Wildflower Displays. Likely Sandhills wildflowers in bloom will include: clustered broomrape (Orobanche fasciculata), small flowered primrose (Camissoniopsis micrantha), sand gilia (Gilia tenuiflora), and the rare Ben Lomond spineflower and Santa Cruz Wallflower (Erysimum teretifolium).

Directions We will meet at 10:30 am at the parking lot next to old firehouse on Martin Rd. Bring hiking shoes, water, sun protection and a snack. The walk usually lasts about 3 hours. The trail will be loose and sandy with some moderate slopes. The closest major intersections are Martin Rd. and Pine Flat, or Martin Rd. and Ice Cream Grade.

Sign up early, as there is a maximum 15 people per walk. To reserve your spot, call Val at 425-0687 or e-mail her at

For additional field trips and other events, check the websites of our neighboring chapters:
Monterey Bay Chapter - California Native Plant Society
CNPS Santa Clara Valley Home