Field Trips

Sunday, January 6, 2:00 pm, field trip to Huddart County Park to see fetid adder’s tongue
Leader: David Margolies
Location: Huddart County Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside (San Mateo County) California.

Meet in the parking lot just past the pay station. David Margolies will lead a hike on the Crystal Springs Trail where fetid adder’s tongue (Scoliopus bigelovii, Liliaceae) usually blooms in early January. (In most locations outside botanical gardens, it blooms in late January or early February. We have seen it here every year except 2013.)

This is a gentle trail, losing about 200 feet over about 1/2 mile to the creek. We will walk to the creek and then return the same way. It is unlikely that there will be any other flowers out this early, but the fetid adder’s tongue’s presence tells us that the new flower season has started. (Other plants out of flower will also be identified.) The area is second growth redwood and mixed evergreen forest.