By Kathy Korbholz | Friends of Edgewood
Throughout the Bay Area, Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve, located near Interstate 280 and Edgewood Road in Redwood City, is famous for its spectacular spring wildflower displays.
Friends of Edgewood docents offer free wildflower walks every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. through June 8.
Every year is different at Edgewood. The weather favors some plants one year and a different set is abundant the next. Join us to discover what this year's crazy weather reveals.
The approximately three-hour walks through grasslands, chaparral, coastal scrub, and foothill woodlands, offer a surprising amount of biodiversity.
You are likely to see 50 to 100 plants in flower on the moderately paced, three-mile journey.
Edgewood supports more than 500 distinct plant species, four of which are 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 their docent-led walk by visiting the 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 friendsofedgewood.org or call 1-866-GO-EDGEWOOD (1-866-463-3439) for more information.