Our last visit was in the middle of a dry summer, but we still managed a
few flowers (& thistles). While the water was higher at the reservoir this
time, there were fewer reeds (perhaps all inundated), and while birds were
still present, they seemed less numerous.
Most of the Buckeye and Willows were sprouting
blooms, and even though the hills were green, wildflowers were notably
lacking. Perhaps in another month. Lunch was pleasant, as the Middle Valley
Trail picnic table is set next to an old Oak with commanding valley views.
See the park page for directions.
Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN
Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Giant Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)
Goldback Fern (Pityrogramma triangularis)
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