Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve

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Golden chinquapin (Chrysolepis chrysophylla), at the Preserve in the Berkeley Hills.
Pale Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio eurymedon) at the Huckleberry Botanic Preserve

Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve is a 241 acres (0.98 km2) regional park and nature reserve in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area, in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, Northern California.[1] It is a park within the East Bay Regional Parks District system.[1]

The Preserve is named after the California Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) which grows abundantly within its habitat.

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The Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve is on the crest of the Berkeley Hills, located above Oakland and Orinda. It represents a relic plant association found only in certain areas along the coastal climate region of California, where specific soil and climatic conditions still exist.[1] It is a very diverse botanical area for native plants of the mixed evergreen forest and montane chaparral and woodlands ecoregions and plant communities.

The Huckleberry Trail is a self-guided nature path that loops through the Preserve.[1] Besides the California Huckleberry, other plants include the Golden chinquapin (Chrysolepis chrysophylla), and California Bay (Umbellularia californica) and Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) woodlands.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d EBRPD-huckleberry . accessed 11.1.2011

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Coordinates: 37°50′42″N 122°11′24″W / 37.845°N 122.19°W / 37.845; -122.19