East Bay: Trees of Mount Diablo and the Bay Area
Wildflowers are the divas of springtime, but the allure of our native trees extends through every season. Indulge your inner druid and join us for a PowerPoint presentation and talk to hear some fascinating tidbits about our dendritic darlings.
How are climate change and habitat loss impacting our native trees? What tree did John Muir call “a sturdy mountaineer”? Is there really a “refrigerator tree” that you can hug on a hot day to cool you off? What tree was the original source of aspirin? Trees come with their own entourage of groupies, but are the trees really “lichen” their relationship with all the floral and faunal hangers-on (some can be a real pain in the bark)? We’ll also share tales of early day botanical explorers who risked life and limb to learn the secrets of the trees!
No RSVP required for this one!
Based on that guidance, our small group outdoor hikes will continue this week. However, we ask that participants and leaders follow recommended public health guidelines and social distancing protocols to stay safe. View our protocols here.
Photo: Ken Lavin