Wildflower Tours Scheduled at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve

Media Contacts:
Bruce Forman, CDFW Interpretive Services, (916) 358-2353
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958

Join experienced California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) naturalists for a tour of North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve near Oroville. Tour leaders and local field experts will discuss the area’s spectacular and unique wildflower blooms, beautiful vistas, volcanic geology, rare vernal pools and wildlife.

North Table Mountain (photo courtesy of Joe Silveira)
North Table Mountain (photo courtesy of Joe Silveira)

Wildflower season begins in late February through March, with peak blooms in April.  Intensity of blooms can vary from year to year. The reserve’s waterfalls are generally best viewed in March.

Two tours are offered every Saturday in March, April, and early May, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each tour is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required in advance on the  CDFW website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region2/northtable.html. These tours are popular so early registration is recommended. For important hiking requirements, additional information, and photos please visit our website. Dogs are not allowed on these tours, and must be leashed on self-guided visits. Biking is not allowed.

There are no trails on the reserve’s open grasslands which are dissected by steep ravines and canyons.  New field guides on the reserve are available at the Avid Reader bookstores in Sacramento and Davis.

The tours are free, although registrants may make a donation online to the California Wildlife Foundation to support this program.

If you are unable to register online or need more information, please call CDFW Interpretive Services at (916) 358-2869 or email InterpretiveServices@wildlife.ca.gov.