Ventura Land Trust is pleased to partner with renown native plant guide and educator Lanny Kaufer for a wildflower walk at Harmon Canyon Preserve on Saturday, March 26th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Kaufer is well-known in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for his Herb Walks, interpretive native plant walks and nature hikes, which he began leading more than 40 years ago in 1976. This will be the first hike led by Kaufer at Harmon Canyon Preserve.
Kaufer’s hike will include plant identification and information for the beginning to experienced botanist. The hike will cover approximately two miles in Harmon Canyon Preserve. Wildflowers such as wild hyacinths, lupine, Douglas' fiddlenecks, California peonies, and threatened mariposa lilies make their home in Harmon Canyon Preserve’s conserved 2,123 acres of land, amid roughly 1,000 acres of endangered coastal sage scrub. Rain-fed wildflowers are blooming in earnest at Harmon Canyon Preserve after lying dormant through recent drought years.
Lanny Kaufer is the author of Medicinal Herbs of California: A Field Guide to Common Healing Plants. The book will be available for sale after the hike.
All hike participants should bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes, long pants, a hat, and sunscreen.
7511 Foothill Rd
Ventura, CA 93003
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