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For all tours, please email Virginia Meyer, CNPS Volunteer:
Email Virginia

Secondary contact Graciela Hinshaw, BLM-PHP Preserve Manager:
Email Graciela

2023 Spring Pine Hill Preserve Tours

Beginning in April, the Pine Hill Preserve (PHP), in coordination with the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), will offer a guided bird tour and three guided plant tours in different areas of the Preserve. The tours are free and open to the public. There is a limit of 20 participants per tour. Led by volunteer naturalists, each plant tour will focus primarily on the plants growing within the chaparral and oak woodland ecosystems of the Pine Hill Preserve, but will also include information about wildlife, pollinators, and geology.


2023 Spring Tour Dates

Bird Tour: Begins at 7:00 a.m. and concludes at noon.
All Other Tours: Begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m.


Where do we meet?

Field trip participants will meet at designated areas and carpool to the site. Virginia Meyer, with the CNPS El Dorado Chapter, will notify bird and plant tour participants one week in advance regarding the meeting location for the tours.


How much will this cost?

This priceless experience is 100% free!


What do I need to wear and bring?

Sturdy shoes, a hat, water, a lunch or snacks, sunscreen, and insect repellant. You may also want to bring binoculars, especially on the bird tour.