What's That Plant?: Tucker's Grove

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 9:00AM - 11:30AM

Instructor: Scot Pipkin

Location: San Antonio Creek Trail at Tucker's Grove

Space available in the 10:30-11:30am session only.

Register at the class.

The plants all around us tell stories that illuminate California's history and secrets to survival in its landscapes. If you'd like to experience those stories firsthand and take a deeper look into nature, join us for a new field trip we're calling “What's That Plant?”. Director of Education and Engagement, Scot Pipkin, will guide you on an easy hike on a local trail and introduce you to the common plants of this region. Don't worry if you're not good with names or faces--Scot will share stories of the plants' backgrounds so that the next time you're on a trail you'll feel a little more familiar with them, and maybe you'll pass their stories along to someone else.

We will meet at the San Antonio Creek Trailhead that is inside of Tucker’s Grove Park. Enter Tucker’s Grove Park at Cathedral Oaks and Turnpike and follow the driveway all the way down to Kiwanis Meadows. Park in the large parking lot and join our group in that lot. There should be plenty of parking.

San Antonio Creek Trail is a very easy hike with the exception of two creek crossings. The pathways are wide and mostly flat and there is very little elevation gain. There will be many other hikers, runners, dog walkers, and maybe even mountain bikers. There is also a large dog park next to a portion of the trail.


Image of Scot PipkinScot Pipkin was born and raised in San Diego, California. After attending UCLA and receiving a degree in Geography with an emphasis in biogeography, he has spent his career acquiring and sharing an understanding of the natural world that emphasizes the interconnections that surround us. This work has allowed him to inhabit some of the most beautiful and ecologically rich places in the Southwest, including Yosemite, the redwoods of the San Mateo Coast, Saguaro National Park in Arizona, and the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico. From 2012-2016, he served as the Public Access Manager for Tejon Ranch Conservancy, leading wildflower and natural history tours through the San Joaquin Valley, Antelope Valley, and Tehachapi Mountains.

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