DEER ISLAND O.S.P.
July 8,  2010
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Trail Description:
This July hike was in marked contrast to our last March hike a few years back. As with much of California, the grasses have dried to a golden brown and most of the spring flowers have long gone. The hardy varieties like Thistles, Yarrow and Vetch still remain, along with some interesting seed pots and buds. Many woodland birds are also present along with a variety of insects including butterflies. While there is much still to be seen, you have to look a little harder.

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN=Non Native
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Aesculus californica (California Buckeye)
Artemisia douglasiana (California Mugwort)
Brodiaea elegans (Harvest Brodiaea)
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)NN
Centaurea solstitialis (Yellow Star Thistle)NN
Chlorogalum pomeridianum (Soap Plant)
Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)NN
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)NN
Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)NN
Croton setigerus (Turkey Mullein)
Erodium botrys (Long Beaked Filaree)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Red Stemmed Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel)NN
Gnaphalium luteo album (Weedy Cudweed)NN
Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescens (Yellow Hayfield Tarweed)
Hirschfeldia incana (Summer Mustard)NN
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catís Ears)NN
Hypochaeris radicata (Rough Catís Ears)NN
Lactuca serriola (Prickly Lettuce)NN
Lactuca virosa (Wide Leaf Lettuce)NN
Lepidium latifolium (Perennial Pepper Grass)NN
Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans (California Honeysuckle)
Lotus corniculatus (Birdís Foot Trefoil)NN
Malva nicaeensis (Bull Mallow)NN
Matricaria discoidea (Pineapple Weed)NN
Picris echioides (Prickly Ox Tongue)NN
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Polygonum arenastrum (Barnyard Knotweed)NN
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)NN
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)NN
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sow Thistle)NN
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Spergularia rubra (Purple sand Spurrey)NN
Stachys ajugoides var. rigida (Hedge Nettle)
Torilis arvensis (Hedge Parsley)NN
Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify)NN
Triteleia laxa (Ithurielís Spear)
Vicia villosa (Hairy Vetch)NN
Zeltnera muehlenbergii (White Eyed Centaury)

Ferns Not Photographed:
Dryopteris arguta (Wood Fern)
Pentagramma triangularis (Goldback Fern)