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Wildflower tours on North Table Mountain

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering a free, naturalist-led tour of North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve near Oroville in March and April.

Tour leaders will discuss the area's unique geology, beautiful vistas, wildflowers and vernal pools.

Wildflower season generally begins slowly in late February, increases through March and peaks in April.

Two 2-hour tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday in March and April. Each is limited to 25 participants.

North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is one of California's premier wildlife sites, featuring more than 100 plant species on its rolling, volcanic lands.

Advanced registration is required at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/regions/2/wildflowertours/.

The tours feature a hike of approximately two to two-and-a-half miles over uneven terrain.

Visit the CDFW website for a full description. Dogs are not allowed on these tours.

If you cannot register online or need more information, call CDFW Interpretive Services at 916-358-2869 or email interpretiveservices@wildlife.ca.gov.