Submitted by Kathy Korbholz of Friends of Edgewood.
Friends of Edgewood docents are offering free wildflower walks at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve every Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10 a.m., from March 16 through June 9.
Meet at the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center off of Edgewood Road, about a mile east of Interstate 280, in Redwood City.
The approximately three-hour walks through grasslands, chaparral, coastal scrub, and foothill woodlands, offer a "surprising amount of biodiversity," says Kathy Korbholz of Friends of Edgewood. "You are likely to see 50-100 plants in flower on the moderately paced, three-mile journey."
Edgewood supports more than 500 distinct plant species, and four federally listed as endangered or threatened. In addition, the fragile Bay checkerspot butterfly, one of the threatened species, has made its home in the unique habitat afforded by the serpentine grasslands.
The various plant communities also provide habitat for frogs, lizards, foxes, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, deer, and more than 70 resident and migratory birds.
Visitors can complement the docent-led walk by visiting the new Education Center located near the main entrance and featuring interactive exhibits that explain Edgewood's connection to the surrounding landscape and its history.
Go to www.friendsofedgewood.org or call 1-866-GO-EDGEWOOD (1-866-463-3439) for more information.