Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists will lead a hike at the Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 26.

This outing is a beginning to intermediate level hike. There are relatively defined trails, with some uneven footing at times.

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 the day prior to the walk.

The 162-acre property in the foothills of Sonoma Mountain is protected by a conservation easement made possible by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and the California Wildlife Conservation Board.

The property is managed under a partnership with the landowner and Sonoma Ecology Center, to protect the Preserve’s unique plants, thriving streams, and wildlife habitat.

Additional hikes will be held April 1, from 10 a.m. to noon; April 4, from 10 a.m. to noon; April 8, from 10 a.m. to noon; April 11, from 10 a.m. to noon; and April 22, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Registrations are required online by visiting

For additional information or questions about the outing, contact Holland Gistelli at (707) 996-0712 ext. 108, or emailing