November 5,  2009

Trail Description:
Observers may have noticed that we tend to go to some of the same parks at the same time of year. Bay area parks are within a limited latitude and elevation, so climate will be reasonably similar, and most flowers tend to bloom at similar times - spring. Beyond that, what does make a difference is the proximity to ocean influences, and distances we travel. We have also noticed that mornings require a light jacket, but by noon, we could almost be in shorts... even on some winters days (Minnesotans take note). With this in mind, we once again took in Shoreline Park, known for it's, vistas, pleasant delta environment, and being close to home. For birders, aside from the regular venue, there were also
a few dozen Semipalmated Plovers and 4 Canvasbacks. 

Trail Map: here
Park Page:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

N=Non Native
Atriplex lentiformis (Big Salt Bush)
Atriplex triangularis (Spearscale)
Baccharis pilularis (Coyote Bush)
Carpobrotus chilensis (Ice Plant)NN
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)NN
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge)
Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel)NN
Gnaphalium luteo album (Weedy Cudweed)NN
Hirschfeldia incana (Summer Mustard)NN
Jaumea carnosa (Jaumea)
Lactuca serriola (Prickly Lettuce)NN
Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)NN
Picris echioides (Bristly Ox Tongue)NN
Plantago coronopus (Cut Leaf Plantain) NN
Phragmites australis (Common Reed)
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)NN
Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)NN
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sow Thistle) NN
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)NN
Trifolium repens (White Clover)NN
Typha angustifolia (Narrow Leaf Cattail)