RUSH CREEK
July 1,  2010
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Trail Description:
On this day we had two vehicles, so we could park a car at both ends for a nice one way hike from the beginning of Pinheiro along Highway 101 to the end of Bahia at the end of Bahia Road. This makes for a good 5 mile hike in this smallish park and covers  every trail except the Bahia Ridge Trail. The weather was near perfect, but one still appreciated the shade. There were few flowers, as is normal this time of year, but we had an opportunity to see several shore birds, for which this park is noted, so take your binoculars.

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN=Non Native
Aesculus californicus (Buckeye)
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)NN
Anaphalis margaritacea (Pearly Everlasting)
Atriplex triangularis (Spear Scale Orache)
Briza maxima (Rattlesnake Grass)NN
Brodiaea elegans (Harvest Brodiaea)
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)NN
Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)NN
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)NN
Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)NN
Cotula coronopifolia (Brass Buttons)NN
Croton setigerus (Turkey Mullein)
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge)
Dipsacus sativus (Fullerís Teasel)
Erodium botrys (Long Beaked Filaree)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Red Stemmed Filaree)NN
Gnaphalium canescens (Cudweed)
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) NN
Frankenia salina (Alkali Heath)
Helminthotheca echioides (Bristly Ox Tongue)NN
Heteromeles arbutifolia (Toyon)
Hypochaeris radicata (Rough Catís Ears)NN
Lotus corniculatus (Birdís Foot Trefoil)NN
Madia sativa (Coast Tarplant)
Mentha pulegium (Pennyroyal)NN
Matricaria discoidea (Pineapple Weed)NN
Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)NN
Rosa californica (California Rose)
Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan Blackberry)NN
Salicornia depressa (Pickleweed)
Scrophularia californica (Bee Plant)
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)NN
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sow Thistle)NN
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Spergularia rubra (Purple Sand Spurrey)NN
Symphyotrichum chilense (California Aster)
Trifolium repens (White Clover)NN
Triteleia laxa (Ithurielís Spear)
Typha angustifolia (Narrow Leaf Cattail)
Typha latifolia (Broad Leaf Cattail)
Vicia villosa (Hairy Vetch)

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Doryopteris arguta (Coastal Wood Fern)
Pentagramma triangularis (Goldback Fern)