See below from the good folks who run the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen:


Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), a leader in conservation science, habitat protection and restoration, and nature education, announced its Backyard Naturalist Program on Wildflowers will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bouverie Preserve Biologist Jeanne Wirka will lead this class that explores the amazing world of angiosperms (flowering plants) at the preserve. Throughout the 535-acre preserve there are approximately 200 species of wildflowers. Participants may find Sky and Bicolored Lupine, Popcorn Flower, Ground Iris, Red Larkspur, Baby Blue Eyes, Mission Bells, Purple Owl’s Clover and Shooting Stars, among others. Jeanne will discuss basic flower identification techniques using a variety of field guides. Participants will also learn the key characteristics of different plant families that will help in recognizing species after leaving the Preserve.

Participants should bring a lunch, dress in layers and wear hiking shoes or boots. The cost is $25 and class size is limited. Please RSVP by March 25 by calling 415-868-9244 or email The Bouverie Preserve is located at 13935 Sonoma Hwy, in Glen Ellen.


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