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Mountain Meadows Wildflower Tour On Scenic Byway

NORTH FORK – Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day on the beautiful Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and learn from an expert on the “Wildflowers of Mountain Meadows” tour.

On Saturday, July 11, Sierra National Forest Botanist Joanna Clines, will lead a driving tour along the Byway starting at 9 a.m. and returning to North Fork by 3 or 4 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The meeting spot for the tour will be at the Bass Lake Ranger District Office at 57003 Road 225, on the road behind the Pizza Factory, at 9 a.m.

This will be a driving tour with a bit of walking to and within meadows between 6,000 and ,7000′ elevation, with no strenuous hiking. Participants will be visiting a few places within the French Fire to discuss fire ecology and see some post-fire flowers.

Everyone will stop for lunch at Graveyard Meadow, where there are beautiful views of common native wildflowers of the Sierra meadows. The tour will then travel to McCreary Meadow to see more and different flowers.

Bring your lunch, snacks, drinking water, sunscreen, a pair of sturdy shoes or boots that you don’t mind getting wet and dirty. Optional: camera, binoculars, notebook, and wildflower books or apps.

Please RSVP to Joanna at 559-877-2218 EXT. 3150, or email jclines@fs.fed.us to reserve your spot. The tour is limited to 30 people.

To learn more about the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, visit http://www.sierravistascenicbyway.org/index.html

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