Now, especially after our winter drenching, the hills around the Bay are one big flower bed. If you don’t know a mariposa lily from a purple frittilary you might want to catch up in a walking class on identifying wildflowers. Strangely there are not many of these tours but the ones in Jack London State Park look intriguing as does the Elk Calves and Wildflower Safari in Pt.Reyes. You can even become certified to be a guide yourself. It could become a lifetime occupation. Official reports list about 2,100 native species in the State.