Campwide Briefings

Special Event - Spring Wildflower Hike 4/6

Dear Campers,

Each Spring we like to invite teachers and their families to join us for a
fun nature walk as a digital photography / GPS / field report day that is
a treat for you and your family. This year we have arrangements with the
UCSB Sedgwick Reserve in the Santa Ynez Valley for a wonderful Wildflower
Hike! Please RSVP soon with number of people you will be bringing. All
ages welcome!

The Sedgwick is an old ranch tucked in a private valley with views of the
towering mountain peaks behind it ... you feel like you have stepped back
to a much early time in California, and adding the wildflowers to the hike
will be wonderful. If you can join us in Santa Ynez for this event we
welcome you to attend. If you would like to arrive on Saturday and do an
overnight, acommodations in the Solvang and Buellton area are available in
budget, moderate and deluxe levels.

Plans are to meet at the Los Olivos Grocery store on Hwy 156 ( between Los
Olivos and the Solvang HWY 246 turn off ) at 12:30. We will gather
provisions there for a lunch picnic and then drive to the Sedgwick at
noon. We will have our picnic on the Sedgwick grounds, and then be lead on
a Wildflower Hike by their interpretive folks.

Here is their invitation to us:

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On Sunday, April 6, 2003, persons of all ages are invited to
come to the UCSB Sedgwick Reserve in the Santa Ynez Valley for a
Wildflower
Walk. Volunteers with wildflower training will lead hikes to various parts
of the Reserve. We are offering a number of hikes of varying length and
difficulty.

Wildflowers are already abundant this year at the Reserve. We anticipate
the variety and number will increase between now and the first weekend in
April. Seeing a slope filled with Sky Lupine, discovering a Mariposa Lily
in a field, or finding Fiesta Flowers under a tree is truly a
spirit-lifter
for young and old.

There is no charge for this event, but donations to the Outdoor Education
Fund will be greatly appreciated. Sedgwick Reserve flower and landscape
photo note cards, also benefiting the Fund, can be purchased. The cards
arelovely souvenirs of your day at the Reserve as well as gifts for family
and friends.

What do you need to bring? Bring water, energy snacks, hat, sunscreen,
hiking boots or sturdy shoes, long pants preferred.