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Spring Flowers Bloom on Former Army Base



    The Bureau of Land Management is offering a free walking tour of the former Fort Ord army base in Monterey County.  A botanist will take folks around the base to show early spring wildflowers. To make reservations for the March 13 tour, call Lynn Bomberger at (831) 375-7777. 

    This is a driving and hiking day so bring good shoes. You'll be able to see vernal pools, oak woodland and a maritime chaparral prescribed-fire area. 

    The BLM touts the base as the last undeveloped natural wildlands on the Monterey Peninsula.
    Fort Ord is now a California State campus.  There are lots of great hotels within driving distance if you want to make a weekend out of it.