Wildflower Walk & Poetry Workshop

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust on a guided walk through the spring blooms at Wildflower Ridge Preserve. This family friendly event is geared towards those new(er) to plant and wildflower identification, but open to all lovers of nature and beauty. 

Following the walk, let the wildflowers be your inspiration as you take pen to paper for a poet-led writing workshop. During the activity, participants will have the opportunity to create and share their own writing about California’s unique land, water, flora, and fauna and reflect upon the impact of conservation on our community. 

To best accommodate all levels of knowledge and interest, we will be offering the wildflower walk and accompanying poetry workshop in two separate, but simultaneous sessions: one for adults and one for youth (recommended for ages 9-17). When registering, please select the appropriate session for both you and your family members. (Please note that children of all ages are welcome to participate. Children and parents/guardians may also stay together for both activities if preferred.)

What: Wildflower Hike & Poetry Workshop
Adult: Hike led by Shane Hanofee; poetry workshop led by Kirsten Casey
Youth: Hike led by Raelynn Noel; poetry workshop led by Ingrid Keriotis

When: Saturday, May 4, 2024, 10am to 12pm
Both sessions (youth and adult) of the Guided Wildflower Walk will begin at 10am. Each group will have about an hour of wildflower identification with their session leader before coming back together for the poetry exercise. There will be two different poetry prompts to accommodate for the different age groups. 

Where: Wildflower Ridge Preserve
We will meet in the parking lot of Twin Cities Church, 11726 Rough and Ready Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945

How: If you would like to attend, register at the button below. Please note that space is limited. This is a FREE event with a suggested donation of $10 per person, $20 per family.


Please bring water, snacks, comfortable hiking shoes, hat, and something to sit on for the workshop. BYLT will supply the writing journal and writing utensil.


This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.