Harvest Cactus Pads for Habitat Restoration

Stewardship

Prickly pear cactus is an important plant throughout Orange County’s habitats. It’s fruit provides a food source for local wildlife, and the coastal cactus wren, a California State Species of Special Concern, builds it’s nest almost exclusively in mature stands of coastal prickly pear and coastal cholla cactus. After a quick ride to the harvest site in an open-air safari vehicle, help harvest prickly pear pads to plant at habitat restoration sites. Once planted, individual pads will form new roots and eventually grow into large cactus stands!

Tools and training will be provided, and no experience is necessary. Please review the Difficulty Ratings before registering. Understanding the 1-through-5 ratings system will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-4 activity on the land. Note: working with the spine-covered prickly pear requires extra care and attentiveness, and we may be working on a moderately steep slope. Please wear sturdy closed toed shoes, long sleeves and long pants.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Date:
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Duration (hours:minutes):
2:00
Type:
Stewardship
Organization:
OC Parks
Area:
Native Seed Farm
Staging Area:
Native Seed Farm (Staging Area)
Difficulty:
4
Minimum Age:
15
Spaces Left:
Closed

Registration is closed for this activity.