Community Land Connection Series – Searching for the Elusive Harringtons Penstemon – Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9-11am ~ FULL as of June 18!
JUNE 18 UPDATE: Due to high demand, we have capped attendance for this program to 20 people to limit our impact on trails and surrounding areas, and all spots have been filled. We do have a waitlist for those who would like to be added in case of last-minute cancellations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added. Otherwise, please join us next time; check out our upcoming events here!
Did you know Eagle County is home to a very rare and beautiful flower? In fact, West Avon Preserve is one of the only places in the world you can find the elusive Harrington’s Penstemon. Come out to see this rare beauty and learn about the abundant life in the sagebrush community.
Jessica Foulis and Brittany Bobola from Eagle Valley Land Trust, as well as Mat Pielsticker from Town of Avon, will co-lead a hike on West Avon Preserve teaching about the wildflowers and other plants found in the sagebrush community. West Avon Preserve is conserved forever through a valuable partnership between Eagle Valley Land Trust and the Town of Avon.
When: Wednesday, June 19, 9-11am
Where: West Avon Preserve, (in Avon) We will meet at the PB&J Trailhead (Trail Map)
Directions from Avon:
Drive North on Avon Road
At the traffic circle, take 2nd exit onto Nottingham Road
At the stop sign, take a Right onto Metcalf Road
Drive 1.2 Miles
Turn left onto Old Trail Road
Drive 0.3 Miles
Trailhead will be on your left (just past Bear Trap Road on your right)
Bring: We will be encountering unpredictable weather and conditions in the field. Those interested should come prepared to spend two hours outside with sun protection, water, proper layers for Colorado weather, sturdy waterproof shoes, and trekking poles, if desired.
Weather: This hike is weather-dependent, please check EVLT’s Facebook page on the day of the hike for information if there is inclement weather.This hike is free and open the public but space is limited. Please email email@example.com or call (970) 748-7654 for more information and to reserve your spot. Although we love dogs, they can have an impact, especially for wildlife.. Please leave your furry friends at home.