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Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.

What can be found growing on volcanic soils late in the year? Come and find out on an excursion to Olompali State Park.  Among the natives, the oaks, toyons, coyote brush, and tarweeds may all have something to show.  In addition, there will also be the cultivated plants in the Victorian gardens, including some cycads.

Total trip length is three miles.

Coming from the north on Highway 101, take the Atherton Ave./San Marin Dr. exit, turn right at the stoplight at the end of the freeway exit, then turn right onto the frontage road, Redwood Blvd. It is 2.7 miles to Olompali, which is at the end of Redwood Blvd.

Coming from the south on Highway 101, take the Atherton Ave./San Marin Dr. exit, turn left at the stop- light, cross over the overpass and then turn right onto the frontage road, Redwood Blvd. It is 2.7 miles to Olompali, which is at the end of Redwood Blvd.

You can also follow the signs from either freeway exit to Olompali State Historic Park. They are the usual brown signs with white letters.

There is a parking fee of $8 payable at a kiosk in the parking lot.
Leader: Paul da Silva, pdasilva@marin.edu.