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2018 Redbud Field Trips

Redbud field trips are free and open to non-members as well as members. When we co-sponsor a trip and have docents from another organization, a small donation may be requested. Our trips are generally easy, as we walk slowly, pausing to view, identify, discuss, and enjoy the plant species.
Please RSVP in advance to participate in field trips. Ride sharing is recommended (parking at most trailheads is limited). We suggest riders share the cost of gas ($5 to the driver for < 40 miles round-trip, more if longer).
Bring water, lunch/snack, sun screen, hat, jacket, rain gear, and hand lens, as needed. Children are warmly welcomed, but please arm them with a whistle! No pets are allowed on Redbud field trips (service dogs are permitted).
We try to schedule trips when native plants are at their best, but wildflower displays vary depending upon weather patterns. A cold, long winter means later blooms, but if March is warm and dry, we’ll have early field trips. Predicted heavy rain (or snow) will cancel trip.
Field trips are posted on this website and the Redbud Facebook -- check often for updates. For advance email notice of trips, sign up for the Redbud Yahoo Listserv (see Redbud homepage).
White Bog Orchid (Platanthera dilatata  
var. leucostachys
If you would like to lead a field trip or know a good destination, email suggestions at least 2 weeks before the proposed date to volunteer@redbud-cnps.org. Write-ups should include: date, time, location, directions, what to bring, distance/length of time, difficulty, elevation, and what people may see.

Junior Conservationists: Flora Lake
Saturday, September 8th, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: The hike will begin at the Bear River Park and Campground
at the Day-Use Area, 2500 Campground Rd, Colfax, CA 95713
Join Bear Yuba Land Trust and Certified California Naturalist Steve Roddy as we continue our family series – Junior Conservationist: Stories in Nature. This time we will explore the wonders of Flora Lake.
This alpine lake is located near Donner Summit and offers spectacular views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. Come explore nature and become a Junior Conservationist! Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking and comfortable clothing and bring plenty of water.
A conservationist is someone who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife. These outings are designed for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by a parent or other caregiver. Join us the second Saturday of every month as we explore local trails and discover the plants, animals, and history of each special region.
Suggested donation: $10 per family
Registration required.
Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. ONE business day before the event.
Space is limited. We encourage you to sign up early.