Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve

Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve Wildflower Season

Wildflower Season

Each year from about the end of March to the beginning of May, a rich diversity of wildflowers bloom in Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve and the Ohlone Wilderness. Experience the season here through videos, printable activities and guides, and check out our Activity Guide for Naturalist guided virtual and in-person programs. Visit us on the Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve Facebook page for more. Enjoy the season!

Check out the Activity Guide for more!

Virtual and In-Park Programs 2024*

Select 9am programs

March 23 – April 28
Sunol Wildflower Season
Guided and Self-guided activities on weekends
March 23 – April 28
Saturdays & Sundays 9am

Naturalist Choice 9am

3/23 – Hunt for Pollinators
3/24, 4/14 – Wildflowers of Sunol
3/30, 4/7, 4/13 – Spring Mingle
3/31 – Easter Family Wildflower Exploration
4/6 – Bird Outing
4/20 – Spring Nature Journaling
*4/21 – Art of Tataki Zomé (registration required)
4/27 – Canine Capers
*4/28 – Wildflower Bioblitz (registration required)

March 23 – April 28
Saturdays & Sundays 10 am    

Wildflower Explorations 10am

Wildflower Explorations are first come, first served with sign-ups required the morning-of at the Sunol Visitor Center. During peak season, the park reaches capacity early on weekends.

March 23 & April 27, 2pm (virtual)

Virtual Nature Journaling Workshop

March – Wildflower Wonders
April – Powerful Pollinators

March 30, April 7, April 13, 9am

Select 9am Programs

Spring Mingle

Looking to meet new people and make new friends with the same love of nature?  Explore the parks in your backyard while meeting new neighbors. Expand your minds and hearts as you grow within your community in your East Bay parks. Ages18+.

April 21, 9am-Noon
*Registration required  

Art of Tataki Zomé

Celebrate Spring with Tataki Zomé, the Japanese art of pounding fresh plant parts into cloth or paper! We will enjoy a spring wildflower hike and upon our return we will create a design on a bandana to take home.

April 28, 9am-11am
*Registration required  

Wildflower Bioblitz

Find, identify, and record wildflowers! You will have the opportunity to learn how to identify some common wildflowers with interpretive staff as we hike around the park. No prior training or experience necessary.

Wildflower Explorations are first come, first served with sign-ups required the morning-of at the Sunol Visitor Center. During peak season, the park reaches capacity early on weekends.

Visit the Activity Page to search for all upcoming programs!

Naturalist Videos

Welcome Wildflower Season

 As winter turns to spring join Supervising Naturalist Ashley to discover the importance of wildflowers and which parks to spot them., 3m:57s

Seed Starters

 Ever wanted to grow native flowers in your own garden? Follow along with Interpretive Student Aide Aaron to create a seed ball., 6m:24s

Felt Flowers

 It is important to leave flowers growing in their natural habitats. Interpretive Student Aide Stacy can show you how to create a felt flower to display in your home all year long., 6m:46s


Wildflower Activities and Guides

Download these activities and guides. Bring them with you to the park to discover more!

Anatomy of a Flower (PDF)

Print it, color it, or use it as you dissect a flower from your garden or the store. Watch the Wildflower Dissection video to follow along.

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Pollinator and Wildflower Guide (PDF)
Discover how plants spread their seeds and what pollinators are attracted to.

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Sunol Mini-Trekkers Guide (PDF)
Find these 15 common spring wildflowers at the park.

Sunol Wildflower Key (PDF)
Not sure what that flower is? Take this with you and “key it out!” Follow the step by step instructions to learn about identifying many different species of wildflowers.

Sunol Wildflower Guide (PDF)

Ohlone Wildflower Guide (PDF)

Butterflies and Wildflowers drawing
Drawing by Erica Stephens

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