SA57 Coastal Dune Ecology | 2020 | FREE
Time - 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Trip Leader(s): TBC-John DeMartini
Explore the diverse and dynamic coastal dune ecosystem, and visit the Friends of the Dunes headquarters: the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, a restored house that was originally built into the dunes and still has a “living roof.” After touring the Nature Center, participants will take a short hike to the beach through beach pine forest, willow dominated swale, and open sand dunes. This will be a slower paced walk focused more on plants than birds. Terrain is sandy and steeply undulating; wear closed toed shoes and dress in layers. Restrooms available at the Nature Center. Bring a snack and something to drink. (Friends of the Dunes offers another dune habitat trip on Sunday #SU78).