Annual Wildflower Day walks, other festivities set for April

STAFF REPORTSMarch 14, 2013 

Pacheco State Park's 10th annual Wildflower Day is next month.

The day of arts and crafts, hiking and picnics is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6.

Staff from the California Native Plant Society, California Department of Fish and Game and State Parks, to name a few, will volunteer to teach visitors about local wilderness and recreational opportunities in the area, according to a new release.

Along with free arts and crafts for children, the event offers a birding walk at 9:30 a.m. and a nature hike from 10 a.m. to noon.

The hikes are for a limited number of trekkers who sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Visitors can also take self-guided tours.

Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch, or buy lunch from Los Banos' Hot Dog Heaven from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to the release.

"The weather at Pacheco State Park can range from cool and windy to hot, so bring a range of clothing and sunscreen," according to the release.

"Also, there is no drinking water of any kind, so bring your own beverages."

The park entrance fee is $5 per vehicle. For more information, call (209) 826-6283 or email bwong@parks.ca.gov with the subject "Wildflower Day."

More is available at www.parks.ca.gov/events.

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