Wildflower and native plant hike on Albany Hill, Thurs., May 17, 9-11 am. Learn about native plants, animals, and a little geology as we climb about 340 feet up the north and east slope and head back down on the west.
Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes with good traction. Bring water and hiking sticks if you use them.
Meet at the SW corner of Pacific East Mall parking lot, 3288 Pierce St. (AC Transit 80 or 72, or El Cerrito Plaza BART).
Free; co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center/Friends of Five Creeks. Info: Margot Cunningham, Tending the Ancient Shoreline Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildflowers and other plants on Albany Hill, Saturday, May 19, 10 am. Join Margot Cunningham on this 1.5 – 2 hour walk to learn about the great diversity of native plants growing on this small urban open space.
We’ll start near the north side of the hill, cross Cerrito Creek, walk along the riparian/oak woodland edge, head back through the lower meadows, then ascend through the oak woodland to the crest, about a 340-foot climb.
We’ll see more meadow and woodland plants on the crest and west side, then return to the start. See lists of plants, bryophytes, fungi and other organisms found on Albany Hill at www.tendancienthill.org.
Meet at the south end of Santa Clara Ave in El Cerrito, next to Cerrito Creek (3499 Santa Clara Ave, El Cerrito in Google Maps).
Public transit: 0.5 mile walk from EC Plaza BART, 0.2 mile walk from San Pablo Ave/Carlson Blvd. stop on AC Transit 72 line.
Free; co-sponsored by East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. More info: email@example.com, 510-289-5346.