Wildflowers at Van Hoosear Preserve
Join Greenbelt Alliance and the Sonoma Ecology Center at the Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve to experience one of the best wildflower displays in all of Sonoma County.
This 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 (SCAPOSD) and the California Wildlife Conservation Board. The property is managed by a partnership with the landowner and Sonoma Ecology Center to protect the Preserve’s unique plants, thriving streams, and wildlife habitat.
Photo: Suzanne L. Weakley
Heavy rain cancels.
We will carpool to the Preserve from the northwest corner of Grove Street and Arnold Drive, Sonoma. There is a Union 76 gas station at that corner, with a street address of 19080 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476. Please park along Grove Street. There are no restrooms at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve.
Most of the walk is through grassland, not on trails, so footing can be uneven. The walk crosses a few small creek channels. Wear waterproof boots or good hiking shoes, bring hiking poles if you normally use them, and dress in layers. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.