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California Native Plant Society: Lost Prairies of the Presidio Tour
Date Sunday March 29
Time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
* Meet at the Log Cabin parking lot in the Presidio, which is accross from the Fort Scott playing fields at Storey Avenue.
* From Lincoln Blvd. near the Golden Gate Bridge watch for signs for the "Log Cabin" and turn east onto Storey Avenue for 200 yards and then turn left into the Log Cabin parking lot.
* Because we will be visiting a number of scattered sites around the park, we will use a van to transport up to 11 people--extras will need to car pool between sites.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorAndrew Kleinhesselink
Emailakleinhesselink [at] presidiotrust.gov
Phone415-850-4332
Many of the Presidio's rarest plants can be found in postage-stamp sized patches of remnant coastal prairie habitat that escaped disturbance and construction. One of the rarest plants in the Presidio, San Francisco owl's clover, clings to existance in a few such spots. Join staff of the Presidio Trust and the Presidio Native Plant Nursery on a search for this rare plant and others at sites such as the Log Cabin Prairie, Washington Ave. Prairie, and Sumner Avenue Grassland. These special places are a reminder of the treeless wildflower prairies that once covered much of San Francisco. This trip will have a practical purpose too, with your keen eyes, we may discover or re-discover populations of some rare species. Any new populations would be important seed sources for restoration and contribute to the genetic diversity of rare plant populations throughout the park.

If folks are interested there will be an optional walk around the Coastal Bluffs afterwords to see what else is blooming.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Mar 26th, 2009 3:36 PM
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