“People and Plants” Hike at Edgewood Park, Saturday November 17

Which herbs did the Ohlone use to treat a headache?  How did chemists discover the allergen in Poison Oak?  Do people really make ink from oak galls?

Join Friends of Edgewood docent Harry Cornbleet on a three-hour, three-mile hike as he shares stories that illuminate the relationship between people and plants at Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve.

The walk begins at the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center at 10 a.m. and will end at approximately 1 p.m. Click here for a Google map to Edgewood.

Hikers should bring water, a hat, sunscreen, and a snack if you wish.  Sturdy shoes are recommended.  The hike will not stop for lunch, but picnic tables are usually available after the walks. Learn more about the park and view a park map here.

To display the treasures of Edgewood all year long, Friends of Edgewood docents guide nature hikes on the third Saturday morning of each month throughout the year.  The walks vary according to the docent and current happenings in the Preserve.  The walks are free and usually cover a distance of about three miles at a moderate pace with frequent stops.

Reservations are not required unless you have a group of 10 or more.  For group reservations, please send an e-mail to docent-coordinatorfriendsofedgewood.org.

You can also visit www.friendsofedgewood.org for a calendar of scheduled hikes and other activities at Edgewood.

For a listing of events at all San Mateo County Parks, visit the Events page on the Parks website.

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