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Lobdell, Matt

Post-Conference Tour October 25-26, 2018 San Francisco Bay Area

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On the morning of Thursday, October 25, nearly 30 Conference attendees, Committee members, and a hefty quantity of luggage departed from UC Davis in four vans to embark on a two-day tour of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our first stop was the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, located approximately 70 miles to the south. Our drive towards San Francisco Bay was quite scenic. Walnut and almond orchards were frequent along the roadside, and as we traveled further south, we were treated to views of Quercus agrifolia (coast live oak) in the hills. A particular highlight was the Cordelia Slough, a tidal watercourse framed by flat hills filled with Aesculus californica (California buckeye), Q. douglasii (blue oak), and Q. lobata (valley oak). About an hour into the drive, we had our first experience with the Bay Area’s notorious traffic, hitting a virtual standstill on Interstate 680 outside of Pleasant Hill, a mere 15 miles from our destination. As traffic freed up, we had a brief opportunity to stop along Grizzly Peak Boulevard, a scenic road allowing us to view and photograph the city of Berkeley from our vantage point in the Berkeley Hills.
Volume, Page Number
30, 453-460