Edgewood Park

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First Filoli, then Pearson Arastradero Preserve and now Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve. Such were the journeys Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg took in pursuit of spring wildflowers.

Located just off 280, Edgewood is known, in particular, for its display of wildflowers scattered across its grassy hillsides. It hosts docent-led wildflower walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am through June 5.

close up Edgewood flower

The walks start from the Bill & Jean Lane Education Center and cover about three miles. Note: On the four Saturdays of April, walks also start from the Clarkia Trailhead on Cañada Road. No reservations are needed unless you have a group of 10 or more. For group reservations, contact Events@FriendsofEdgewood.org.

young buck at Edgewood

The young buck that Frances spotted is just one of the many creatures that make the Park their home or pay it a visit. Other mammals include coyote, bobcat, skunk, and raccoon. The several species of reptiles include rattlesnakes. The Bay checkerspot butterfly, once an inhabitant of the entire Bay Area, and now listed as an endangered species, is found only in this park and three others.

There are 10 miles of trails that wind up and around the park. One, called Serpentine, is named for the very rare rock type found at the park.

Photos by Frances Freyberg

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Three springtime bird walks planned as part of Year of Edgewood celebration – first is Sunday, March 10

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This spring you’ll have the unique opportunity to join experts from Sequoia Audubon Society on three morning walks through Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. The walks are being offered in partnership with the Friends of Edgewood as part of their Year of Edgewood series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of […]

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Stuart Weiss works to re-introduce the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly to Edgewood Park

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Conservation biologist Stuart Weiss (pictured above) first roamed the hills of what is now Edgewood Park when he was an undergrad at Stanford, producing his honor thesis on the area. Later he became involved in saving the land from becoming a golf course. Now, in activities that help celebrate the Park’s 20th anniversary, he’s working […]

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Special events mark 20th anniversary of Edgewood Park as designated natural preserve

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Edgewood Park is one of the closest open spaces to Menlo Park. Throughout 2013, the Friends of Edgewood are celebrating their 20th anniversary and the designation of the Park as a natural preserve. The Friends group was founded by many of the individuals in the Save Edgewood Park Coalition who struggled in the early 90’s […]

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