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Coastal Wildflower Day

Welcome spring and come celebrate the start of California Native Plant Week!

There will be fun activities for all ages, including games and crafts for children, guided wildflower walks, and hands-on native plant restoration projects.

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location Francis Beach, Half Moon Bay State Beach,
95 Kelly Avenue
Cost: Free
Parking: $10/car State Parks parking fee. 
Walk or bike in for free


All-Day Family Fun Activities

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Exhibits and activities showing how plants live
  • Games, crafts, and play-acting to learn about pollination
  • Crafting willow rings to play with and take home
  • Puzzles to discover who eats what in the natural world around us.
  • Enjoy local musicians and artists displaying and selling their work
  • 'Beyond the Border' one of the Bay Area's favorite food trucks
    will be serving delicious food and beverages
Timed Activities
  • Plant bingo, fun for the whole family 
  • Plant walks led by local botanist Toni Corelli
  • Pollinator Playhouse, play-acting for kids
  • 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm
  • 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
  • 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

LogoFor Gardeners and Native Plant Enthusiasts
Interested in learning more about planting a drought-resistant garden, attractive to native wildlife?  Volunteers and displays to answer your questions will be here!

  • Buy native plants in exchange for a donation to support the nursery
  • Visit demonstration native plant gardens
  • The Half Moon Bay Native Plant Nursery will be open all day with knowledgeable volunteers
  • California Native Plant Society volunteers will be available to answer your gardening questions

Hands-On Native Plant Restoration Work
9am to noon
Park Champions volunteers will be removing weeds in fields and dunes from 9am to noon. 
Sign up in advance required online at California State Parks Foundation.

1pm to 3pm
Spend as much time as you want helping restore landscape areas near the park entrance. 
Sign up on April 11th at the beach to participate.

Other California Native Plant Week Activities

Join Us for a Talk on Native Plant Gardening on the Coastside

When: Thursday, April 9, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Where Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay, CA
Cost: Free
Speakers: Toni Corelli and Avis Boutell
Local Botanists and State Park native plant nursery volunteers

LogoCultivating native plants on the coast is a tradition reaching back through the centuries and is essential to preserving the beautiful scenery we love. 

Come journey with us to explore how Native Americans “gardened” coastside, how this wild land is being preserved in our parks today, and how you can plant a native garden which will add to this diversity. 

Each native plant and garden we add means more wildlife and native beauty.  Join us and learn about all the resources you need to create your own coastside garden.