Great year for poppies

The East Bay Regional Parks District is again showing its Web strategy leaves all the other districts in the dirt: It has PDF guides to the wildflowers sprouting in each of the district’s parks, plus an overall guide of all the East Bay blooms. (Whether the taxpayers want their money spent on such a thing is another issue, mind you, but for it’s cool for us hiker types).

Speaking of flowers, the Sunol Regional Wilderness Annual Wildflower Festival is this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More on the goings-on here.