May 24,  2012

Trail/Park Description:

Considering the size of the park, we experimented with taking the Bull Valley Trail from the Crockett parking lot, right past Port Costa to increase the size of our loop. Many of our members hadn't seen the town and elected to walk the main street, all three blocks of it, and found it delightful. We continued our trek by going north on Railroad Ave, rather than back tracking, and then rejoining Prospect Ave to finish the loop. We were just wondering about where to stop for lunch, when around the first corner a little gem of a park complete with picnic table and bench appeared. We finished the trek for a nice almost 4 mile loop.

See our Park page for more information. 

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Aesculus californica (Buckeye)
Bellardia trixago (Mediterranean Linseed)NN
Brassica nigra (Black Mustard)NN
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)NN
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)NN
Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)NN
Eschscholzia californica (Ca. Poppy)
Erodium cicutarium (Red Stemmed Filaree)NN
Grindelia camporum (Great Valley Gumplant)
Helminthotheca echioides (Prickly Ox Tongue)NN
Hypochaeris radicata (Rough Catís Ears)
Malva nicaeensis (Bull Mallow)NN
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea (Mexican Elderberry)
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)NN
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth So Thistle)NN
Trifolium hirtum (Rose Clover)NN
Trifolium repens (White Clover)NN
Triteleia laxa (Ithurielís Spear)
Vicia villosa (Hairy Vetch)NN
Wyethia angustifolia (Narrow Leaf Mule Ears)