Field Trip: Fairfield Osborn Preserve

Date: Saturday May 26, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM

Join us to explore Fairfield Osborn Preserve from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, led by Sonoma County’s Madrone Audubon board member and field trip leader, Gordon Beebe. (NSAS Event)


Leader: Gordon Beebe

Description: This 450-acre preserve, owned and managed by Sonoma State University, lies on the northwest flank of Sonoma Mountain. There are eight plant communities within the property, oak woodland being the dominant type. Other communities include chaparral, Douglas fir woodland, native Bunch grass, freshwater marsh, vernal pools, pond and riparian woodland. The flora is extremely diverse including many native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, lichens and mosses.

Bring binoculars, water and snacks. Wear comfortable shoes, layered clothes and a hat.

Please RSVP to Wendy Cole by May 19 at


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