Spring Wildflower Walks: Serpentine Secrets

April 21, 2018 from 9:00 AM 2:00 PM

Tolay Lake Regional Park

5869 Cannon Lane

Petaluma, CA 94954
38.20542556, -122.5214575

All Spring Wildflower Walks are full.

The parks in spring are a remarkable sight, and we hope you’ll get out to enjoy Mother Nature’s show. Learn about the season’s flora with our wildflower walk series led by Shelly Spriggs. 

At this Spring Wildflower Walk, join Regional Parks and the Sonoma Land Trust to experience spring’s riches at Tolay Lake Regional Park and discover rare, diverse and abundant displays of native wildflowers. Learn about California’s serpentine soils and their important and unique relationship with native wildflower species. Enjoy amazing views of San Pablo Bay and beyond on this 6-mile, semi-strenuous hike through open, rolling grasslands. 

Bring a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water and a picnic lunch.

Registration is required. Free. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information call (707) 565-2041.  

Join us for the series of Spring Wildflower Walks:

North Sonoma Mountain in Bloom

Sunday, April 8, 10AM-2PM
North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park

Explore the park’s spring wildflowers and the rich biodiversity. Search for blooms beneath the majestic redwoods, along Matanzas creek, amidst beautiful oaks and throughout open meadows as we climb the north slope of Sonoma Mountain. Enjoy lunch and breathtaking views from the Bennett Valley Overlook on this 5-mile hike. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and a lunch.

Wildflower Wander and Musings

Saturday, April 14, 10AM-12PM
Taylor Mountain Regional Park - Petaluma Hill Road Entrance

Enjoy surprising stories and fascinating facts about nature’s blooming treasures as we search along the trail for spring wildflowers and spectacular scenery.

Creekside Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 14, 2-4PM
Crane Creek Regional Park

Explore edible, medicinal, useful and wondrous wildflowers. Spot remarkable blooms and discover their stories on this fun and informative 3-mile walk with a knowledgeable naturalist.

From Wildfire to Wildflower

Sunday, April 29, 10AM-12PM
Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Explore this unique botanical hotspot, observe splendid spring blooms, and discover the fascinating relationship between wildfire and wildflowers. This park was profoundly affected by the October 2017 Nuns Fire. Expect to see the park respond with an abundant and diverse display of wildflowers this spring — a beautiful reminder and charming celebration of nature’s resilience.

Visit Tolay Lake Regional Park

Tolay Lake Regional Park in spring

3,434 acres in southwest Petaluma featuring a seasonal lake, creek, wetlands, grasslands, and views of San Pablo Bay and San Francisco.