Chico Seed Orchard begins winter hours on Nov. 8

Fall leaf color at the Chico Seed Orchard in Chico, California.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — Beginning Monday, Nov. 8, the pedestrian gate at the Chico Seed Orchard will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except on federal holidays.

These hours coordinate with sunrise and sundown after daylight savings ends on Sunday, Nov. 7.

The hours for the drive-through gate remain the same throughout the year, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors are not allowed on the property after dark.

The Chico Seed Orchard is located on 209 acres at 2741 Cramer Lane in Chico.

There is a one-mile, self-guided and accessible nature trail that meanders through a unique botanical area in Edgar Slough.

Officials would like to remind pet owners that dogs must be on a leash at all times.

The orchard is part of the Mendocino National Forest. Please see Forest Order 08-20-01 and the associated map for public use, parking and closed areas at the Chico Seed Orchard.