Anacapa Island: Celebrate the Wildflowers (2)

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Time: 8:45AM - 4:30PM

Instructor: Steve Junak

Location: Trip departs from Oxnard Harbor

This trip has been cancelled.

Member: $110 | Non-member: $140

Whales to Giant Coreopsis

Each spring Anacapa Island bursts into rainbow bloom, ranging from the bright red of Indian paintbrush to the vibrant yellow of giant coreopsis. Island Packers takes us across the channel where you may see dolphins, whales, sea lions, and a variety of shore birds. After docking at the base of the high bluffs and climbing the stairs, walk the island’s plateau-like terrain observing the unique flora that makes our islands the California Galapagos lead by island expert and botanist, Steve Junak.

Space is limited.  Reserve your place today.

NOTE: Participants should be in good physical condition with good balance. You must be able to climb 150 steep stairs to the island plateau.

Participants are required to bring:

  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water bottles to hold a full day's worth of water
  • Sun protection

Please wear:

  • Sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots
  • Layered clothing
  • Hat

Participants are welcome to bring:

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Hand lens
  • Notepad and writing utensil

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Image of Steve JunakSteve Junak, the Garden's Herbarium Curator emeritus, is an active researcher and expert on the flora of the islands of California and Baja California. He holds an M.A. in botany, has led field trips for more than 25 years, and has co-authored several books on the Channel Islands. 

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