Spring Wildflowers at Chimney Rock – Member Walk

Spring Wildflowers at Chimney Rock – Member Walk

Sat, May 11
Explore and learn about the colorful spring kaleidoscope that blooms in great profusion along the bluffs of Point Reyes!

PRNSA Field Institute Instructor and naturalist Wendy Dreskin will lead our member community on a 2 – 2.5 mile walk at Chimney Rock to learn about the special species who call this place home.

We will spend the morning getting to know the many species of flowers found here, learning about their Native American uses, the butterflies that use them as host plants, and the botanists who introduced them to Western science.

Be prepared to stop for any surprises along the way, because there are always many surprises! Our senses will surely be delighted.

This event is free and open to members. Families are welcome. Not a member? Become one today for as little as $5 a month! Become a member and support our park!

Meet at the Chimney Rock parking lot. Please carpool if possible, as parking is very limited. Be sure to be on time (or early!) as the lot fills up.

Please note: Parts of this trail have eroded. Consider bringing trekking poles if know you’ll want more support on uneven terrain.

Wendy Dreskin has been teaching the popular class Meandering in Marin at College of Marin since 1998 and Point Reyes Field Seminars since 2005. In recognition of her work inspiring both children and adults, she was awarded the Terwilliger Environmental Award and inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame.

Please email Ashley Hebert at ashleyh@ptreyes.org with any questions regarding the event!

What to Bring:

-Day Pack

-Snacks and/or Lunch

-Clothing for Variable Weather

-Hiking Shoes

-Water Bottle (32oz recommended)

-Notebook and Pen/Field Journal

-Trekking Poles (optional)

-Binoculars (optional)

-Camera (optional)

-Open mind, open senses


– Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in

-For your safety please view our new Covid_19 protocols below.

– Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class

– Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes

– Sales end 1 business day before the start date.

– Waitlists are available when the class reaches capacity.

COVID-19 PRNSA Guidelines: In accordance with Marin County guidelines for public health and safety, we will require all participants to respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

  • Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide
  • Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have been exposed to the virus, or are suffering from any other flu-like or respiratory illness.
  • Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class
  • We reserve the right to modify requirements as recommended by NPS regulations or local county health orders at the time of class

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe.