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FULL 8/7 Exploring the Burn Zone: Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve

The Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve is an example of the unique Santa Cruz sandhills habitat and home to many of our local rare plants. It has also experienced multiple fire events since 2008, including last year’s CZU Lightning Complex.

During this Exploring the Burn Zone Walk, Marisa Gomez, Public Programs Manager at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, will help you hunt for rare plants, explore the impacts of fire on the landscape, and gather safely with your community in nature. We’ll also collect data as part of the CZU Lightning Complex and Community Science Project.

Saturday, August 7 | 10 a.m. to noon

THIS PROGRAM HAS REACHED CAPACITY | Email events@santacruzmuseum.org to be added to a waitlist or join us for one of our other upcoming events.

CZU AND YOU: Exploring the Burn Zone Walks

Witness the impacts of the CZU Lightning Complex fires with your own eyes through this series of walks exploring different habitats that burned last August. Throughout the series, naturalists from the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, California Native Plant Society, and California State Parks will guide you through your explorations and provide resources to help you contribute data through the Museum’s CZU Lightning Complex and Community Science Project.

Butano State Park
Thursday, July 22 | 10 a.m. to noon | FULL

Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve
Saturday, August 7 | 10 a.m. to noon | FULL

Rancho Del Oso (coastal portion of Big Basin Redwoods SP)
Saturday, August 14 | 10 a.m. to noon | FULL

Location TBD
Saturday, August 21 | 10 a.m. to noon | Registration not yet open


This program is part of the series CZU AND YOU: Resources for Recovery, Preparedness, and Ecological Understanding from the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Santa Cruz Public Libraries | August 2021