Ramble & Picnic in Strawberry Canyon

Sunday, 25 June 2006

Photos by Daniella Thompson

BAHA and the California Native Plant Society’s East Bay Chapter sponsored a visit to the threatened oak grove in front of California Memorial Stadium, a picnic lunch in the garden of the Willis Jepson House on Panoramic Hill, and a ramble up Strawberry Canyon’s Jordan trail.

Lesley Emmington greets the ramblers in front of the International House.

From left: Dale Smith, birdwatcher Phila Rogers (in white), Janet Gawthrop of CNPS (arm raised), and mayoral candidate Zelda Bronstein.

Arborist Roy Leggitt, Janice Thomas, and Joanna Dwyer.

Much of the oak grove in front of Memorial Stadium is slated for destruction. U.C. plans to build a Student Athlete High Performance Center along the west-northwest perimeter of the stadium.

Michael Kelly talks about the geology and history of Strawberry Canyon.

This ancient heritage oak stands within the perimeter of the planned plaza. Its future is uncertain.

Going up Mosswood Lane on the way to lunch in the garden of the Willis Jepson House.

On Mosswood Road, between a John Hudson Thomas on the left and a Walter Steilberg on the right.

Down the path from Mosswood Road to Canyon Road.

Botanizing and bird watching on the Jordan trail.

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