Hike Van Hoosear Preserve Saturday
Sonoma Ecology Center will offer a public Twilight Outing and Picnic on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve. The event provides attendees a rare opportunity to visit the preserve in the evening hours during the late summer season.
Sonoma Ecology Center biologist Caitlin Cornwall will guide an evening walk through rolling hills, with extraordinary views of bucolic Sonoma Valley. Participants will learn about historical ecology, and look for birds and animals that often come out as the day is ending. The outing includes a break for a picnic dinner along the way.
The Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve is a 162-acre protected property at the base of Sonoma Mountain, renowned for its abundance and variety of spring wildflowers. It is protected as open space forever by a conservation easement, made possible by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and California’s Wildlife Conservation Board.
The Sonoma Ecology Center manages the preserve, protecting and restoring the botanical, aquatic, and wildlife aspects of this unique natural treasure, while providing educational opportunities for the public.
There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the Open Space District's work with a quarter-cent sales tax. Space for this outing is limited and reservations are required by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.
To register online, visit www.sonomaecologycenter.org.
For additional information, contact Jessica Glatt at 996-0712, ext. 110, or firstname.lastname@example.org.