Hike with a Naturalist at Trione-Annadel

Sat, September 7, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trione-Annadel Hike with A Naturalist:
Oaks and Redwoods and Climate … Oh my!

Event Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM Hike Departure to about 1:00 PM
Location: Parktrail Drive Neighborhood Parking Area
Trails: Canyon – Spring Creek

Join Volunteer Interpretive Naturalist John Lynch on a hike to explore the role of Oaks as a keystone species in Trione-Annadel. Let’s see how many varieties of oaks we can find and look closer at those marvelous leaf and stem galls. Hiking through the Redwoods, we’ll talk about the effect of these trees on micro climates and the adaptations plants, and animals have to make to a variety of conditions within the park. We’ll also talk about effect of larger scale climate change on plant communities in Trione-Annadel.

The hike will begin at the Park Trail Drive entrance at 9AM, taking us from the Vietnam Vets trail through some beautiful Oak Woodlands and creekside redwoods, up Canyon Trail to Lake Ilsanjo and back down Spring Creek Trail returning around 1PM (approximately 5 miles round trip).

Wear hiking shoes, layers appropriate for weather; bring water and a snack. Some trails are rocky and uneven. HEAVY RAIN CANCELS.

Fee-free hike. No advance reservations needed. Dogs not allowed. There are no restrooms or water at the parking area or inside the park.

Directions: Directions: from Hwy 12/Hwy 101 interchange, follow Hwy 12 East to Sonoma, continue East (straight) at Farmer’s Lane – the street you are now on is Hoen Avenue. Continue for about 2 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Summerfield Road. Turn LEFT onto Parktrail Drive. Park where available at curbside. Meet John just beyond the STOP sign. Please respect the neighbors.

Please see the Trione-Annadel State Park website for more details about the park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=480, click “Park Events”). You may also read John Lynch’s Bio on our website. Thank you to Trione-Annadel State Park Volunteers for providing this opportunity.

Trione-Annadel State Park

Parktrail Drive

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