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Nature's Fall Harvest ~ Oaks & Acorns Hike at Riddell Preserve
in partnership with the
Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District
Saturday, November 10th, 10am-2pm
Photo by: T. Abe Lloyd
Join LandPaths and the Ag +Open Space for an autumn hike through the crunch of fallen leaves in the oak woodlands of our Riddell Preserve in Healdsburg. Naturalist extraordinaire and hike leader, Dale Englehorn, is joining us to share her wealth of knowledge about the variety of oak species growing at the 400-acre preserve.
Dale worked as an arborist at the Santa Rosa Junior College on a team tasked with safeguarding the magnificent Valley Oaks. Later she ran a California native plant nursery at Ya Ka Ama; it was there that she fell in love with annually making acorns into food after learning how to to collect and process acorns into meal by several Kashaya Pomo elders. Dale Englehorn is also a small business owner of the Sonoma County based, Seed-O-Sphere Flower Seed Balls. Through her hand crafted seed balls she helps spread gorgeous tapestries of blooms in peoples gardens. Check out her website for more information.
Meeting Time, Location & Directions:
We will meet at 9:30 am at the parking lot of the City Corporation Yard at 550 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448. We will carpool to the preserve from the City Corporation Yard and get back to the parking lot by 1pm.
Directions to the Corporation Yard parking lot-
From Highway 101 North, take the Central Healdsburg Exit. and make a slight left on Healdsburg Avenue. Turn left onto Mill Street. Continue under the highway overpass as Mill Street turns into Westside Road. The Corporation Yard parking lot will be on the left immediately before the bridge crossing at the intersection of Westside Rd and Lucius Way. There is a "Corporation Yard" sign at the entrance to the parking lot.
From Highway 101 South, take the Westside Exit and turn right on Westside Rd. The Corporation Yard parking lot will be on the left immediately before the bridge crossing at the intersection of Westside Rd and Lucius Way.
What to bring:
-Re-fillable water bottle, lunch/snacks and pack to carry it with you!
-Shoes with good tread for walking
-Clothing in layers
-Notebook if you'd like
-You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
-There is a restroom on site as well other "facilitree" options
-We ask that you leave your pet at home
-There is poison oak on the property, and (as everywhere) ticks. Please do a thorough tick check at home after the outing.