Wild Oakland: Knowland Park Wildflower Walk | Oakland
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Knowland Park | Cameron Ave. and Malcolm Ave., Oakland, CA
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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Knowland Park | Wild Oakland Walks
The California Native Plant Society will visit Oakland’s Knowland Park, a 500-acre wildland park and home to diverse native plant communities and wildlife.
Free, but an RSVP is required to email@example.com.
They’ll tour the native grasslands – depending upon rain, there may be wildflower displays with the East Bay’s largest fairy ring of puffballs, oak woodlands, lichens, and rare maritime chaparral. Walk leader will be Laura Baker – an ecologist, member of the East Bay chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and advocate for Knowland Park.
Meet on Cameron Avenue, a cul-de-sac off of Malcolm Avenue that dead-ends at the park. It’s fine to park on the street or any of the other nearby 1-block cul-de-sacs that are on the south side of the park.
Wear sturdy hiking shoes, long pants and a long sleeved shirt to protect yourself from poison oak, and prepare for rain. This walk will happen rain or shine. Bring drinking water, a hat, binoculars, and a magnifying loupe if you have one. There are no bathroom facilities in the park.
While you’re there, they’ll talk about the Oakland Zoo’s plans to expand upon 56 acres of the richest and most sensitive habitat in the park and why they believe that this development would be a disastrous mistake.
Photo credit: Joyce Cross
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