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2 items from Friends of Edgewood – Take a Hike Tomorrow; Learn to Lead a Hike

Good afternoon –

I wanted to let you know about two items from Friends of Edgewood – first is a free hike tomorrow, and second is an opportunity to “Learn to Lead a Wildflower Hike.”  Please read on!


~ malcolm


Rainy Revival: Free, Docent-led Nature Hike

Ferns, Bryophytes & Early Blooms – Free, Family-Oriented, Docent-led Nature Walk – Third Saturday Nature Walk at Edgewood Natural Preserve
TOMORROW Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10 AM to 1 PM
6  Old Stage Coach Rd, Redwood City, CA 94062 Just off Edgewood Road, 1  mile east of I280. The parking lot can fill up early. Use extreme care  when parking along Edgewood Road. Watch for new “No Parking” signs on  Edgewood Road.
Goldback, Maidenhair, and Polypody ferns unfurl with the winter rains. Enjoy the beauty of mosses, liverworts, and early blooms. Botanist and educator Mary Wilson leads this walk to discover Edgewood’s rain-loving organisms. Adults, seniors and families with interested children are welcome. We’ll teach parents and children to identify poison oak, common along the trails. Visitors can complement their docent-led walk by visiting the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center located near the main entrance. Interactive exhibits explain Edgewood’s connection to the surrounding landscape and its history. Heavy rain cancels this walk.
  • Where to meet: Walks start from the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve at 10am.
  • What to bring: Bring water, a hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a snack if you wish. We don’t stop for lunch, but picnic tables are usually available after the walks in the Old Stage Day Camp area. Restrooms and water are available only at the main entrance.
  • Reservations: No reservations are needed unless you have a group of 10 or more. For group reservations, please email
Friends of Edgewood’s trained docents guide free nature hikes at 10am on the third Saturday morning of each month. The 3 – 4 mile walks vary according to the docent and the current happenings in the Preserve.
More Information from Friends of Edgewood – (866) 463-3439  (866) Go-Edgewood /

Edgewood Park’s Redwood City neighbors can join the Friends of Edgewood in their goal to Preserve, Educate and Restore at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve:

Lead Wildflower Walks at Edgewood!

Once a year Friends of Edgewood offers an excellent docent-training program on local geology, plant communities, and wildflowers.

From January 30 through April 20, 2013, on alternate weeks, we offer seven topics. Each Wednesday evening class in Redwood City is followed by a hike in Edgewood Park on the next Saturday morning. A $30 fee covers a book about wildflowers at Edgewood, and a binder full of information.  Graduates join FoE’s corps of trained docents who lead free wildflower walks on weekend mornings in the spring, and may host at the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve.

To REGISTER, please email Mary at .  More information or questions? Visit or email


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