Phew, that was one wet winter! In fact, it was one of the wettest we’ve seen in the last decade. Parts of the Bay Area received almost 200% of their normal rainfall. Thanks to these historic rains we are expecting one of the best wildflower blooms in years. And, it just got started.

Before you go out and experience the spring season, download our new guide: Wildflowers of the Bay Area. This easy-to-use guide will help you identify 30 of our native wildflowers, as well as the best parks and preserves to find each of them.

This time of year, we’re especially grateful to have so many open spaces to explore. For us, it’s what makes living in the Bay Area so spectacular. We’re committed to protecting these special places. Read more about our work and the 75,500 acres of open spaces we’ve protected in the last 40 years.

Upcoming Events

4-5   Whole Foods 5% Day
4-16   Wildflowers, Wandering & Wine – MidPen
4-22   Earth Day at the Palo Alto Baylands – CPA
4-22   Earth Day Adventure – MidPen
4-26   Anniversary Walk at Windy Hill
4-29   Anza Expedition Hike – SCVOSA
5-6   Sunset Hike at Mindego Hill
5-20   Movies in the Park – SMCP
6-17   40 Miles for 40 Years Ride
8-12   Family Campout at Little Basin


Photos: Pearson-Arastradero Open Space Preserve in bloom, Paolo Vescia 2012;  California poppies in bloom, Judy Kramer 2010; Skyline Ridge, Teddy Miller 2017; California coast in spring, Teddy Miller, 2017; Toddler by Little Butano Creek, Megan Derhammer 2017; Hikers on top of Windy Hill, Jordan Plotsky 2017



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