Mar
30
Sat
After the Fire: Wildflower Hike at Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us on a spring wildflower hike and explore Paramount Ranch! This free and family-friendly event will be led by National Park Ranger Luis Jimenez. He will take folks on a hike through areas that were burned during the Woolsey Fire last November. Although the film sets of Western Town burned down, the surrounding area is expected to experience a beautiful regrowth of spring wildflowers. And the chapel used in HBO’s Westworld survived the fire!

Together we will learn about fires, and how they impact our plants and wildflowers!

All around the Santa Monica Mountains there have been reports of California poppies (Eschscholzia californica), blue dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum), shooting stars (Primula clevelandii), lemonade berry (Rhus integrifolia), lupines, wild cucumber (Marah macrocarpus), Johnny jump ups (Viola pedunculata), Indian warriors (Pedicularis densiflora), sticky phacelias (Phacelia viscida) and chocolate lilies (Fritillaria biflora) being spotted. Big-pod ceanothus (Ceanothus megacarpus), one of our most common shrub species, has also been turning entire hillsides white with their flowers.

For your safety, please bring water, wear a hat and/or sunscreen and close-toed shoes.

Please RSVP to ljimenez@nps.gov. All are welcome!