Explore a kaleidoscope of blooms Sunday at Tolowa Dunes.
Botanist Laura Julian will give a slide show presentation and lead a two-mile native plant walk in Tolowa Dunes State Park.
Julian is a graduate of Humboldt State University and specializes in exotic plant management for Redwood National and State Parks. She did her masters’ thesis on the solitary bees of the Tolowa Coast dunes, is a member of the North Coast Native Plant Society, and is actively involved in dune conservation. Julian has also led numerous restoration projects and plant walks.
Sponsored by the Tolowa Dunes Stewards and the Redwood Parks Conservancy, Dune Blooms starts 1 p.m. at the Lake Earl Wildlife Information Center, 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City. For more information, call 707- 464-6191.
Other nature programs sponsored by the Tolowa Dunes Stewards this month include a tidepool excursion with Redwood National Park Ranger Melissa Lockwood on July 15; an eight-mile bike and hike tour focusing on local pioneer and Native American cultural history on July 22; and a presentation on dunes geology and tsunamis on July 29.
The Tolowa Dunes Stewards also seeks volunteers for the restoration of Big Dune on July 15. This event will include an exploration of the native plants in the area and hand-pulling invasive beach grass.