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Rescheduled – Wildflower Walk and Talk with Molly Ferry

May 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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We invite you to join the Sierra Nevada Alliance and the Sierra Club – Mother Lode Chapter as we bring Molly Ferry, Plant Ecologist, to share her vast knowledge of wildflowers in the Sierra Nevada.

Due to this winter’s extreme snowfall, we have decided to postpone this event to Saturday, May 6, hoping to see more flowers.

You’ll have the opportunity to walk through the Cronan Ranch in Pilot Hill and learn about the colorful flowers in the area. This fun and intimate event will allow you to engage with Molly and Jenny Hatch, the Executive Director of the Sierra Nevada Alliance.

Bring water, sunscreen, layered clothes, sturdy shoes, and a sack lunch.

Meet at Cronan Ranch Trailhead at 10:50 am to chat about safety and sign our liability waiver. The Walk & Talk will begin at 11 am.

We will hike the West Ridge trail (about 3 miles), a prime spot for wildflowers.

Wildflowers expected:

If the weather allows, we will be wandering through abundant spring wildflowers of the Sierra foothills including Fiddleneck, Gilia, Whiskerbrush, Prettyface, Clarkias, Brodiaeas, Alliums, Pincushion, Redmaids, Owl’s Clover, Mariposa Lilies, California poppy and Delphinium. Early reports show the presence of flowers on Whiteleaf Manzanita, Shooting Star and the unusual California Dutchman’s Pipe.

About Molly:

Molly has been a botanist in Northern California for 24 years, mainly practicing in riparian areas and high Sierra meadows. She completed her undergrad in Botany and her masters in Plant Ecology. She has extensive experience performing monitoring and restoration work across a range of landscape types (fire areas, meadows, roadsides, rivers, floodplains) and bodes a strong background in rare plant conservation. She is especially keyed into native vs. non-native plants and will happily identify and familiarize anyone interested in the names and/or plant families of flora. Her enthusiasm is contagious for spring wildflower populations in the Sierra foothills. 

She will use the applications iNaturalist, Seek, and eJepson to enhance your appreciation for properly identified flora.

Molly Ferry

Suggested Donation:

$25 Event ticket

$50 Event ticket + Pika protector membership to the Sierra Nevada Alliance (a $75 value)

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May 6, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sierra Nevada Alliance
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Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park
Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park
Pilot Hill, CA 95664 United States
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(916) 941-3101
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