Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve provides an excellent opportunity to experience vegetation characteristic of the Inner Coast Ranges of North-Central California. Here, the variable California climate produces dramatic changes in vegetation, both in time and space. Over the course of the year, rain and temperature cycles force many plants to grow and reproduce during specific seasons. In addition, the relatively small area of Cold Canyon harbors a wide variety of plant communities, including grassland, savanna, chaparral, live oak woodland, and riverside (often called "riparian") vegetation. These communities have a wealth of plant life, which you can access through a plant species list, as well as a blooming calendar of selected flowering plants.