February 3,  2011
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Trail/Park Description:
We took what is perhaps the best introductory hike to the park. From the Somersville Road parking lot, take the Nortonville Town site trail to the Cemetery, then complete the loop taking Black Diamond to Manhattan to Chaparral. This gives one a view of the Cemetery, surrounding country, a nice shaded canyon trail, and the mine area with it's visitor center.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Baccharis pilularis (Coyote Bush)
Capsella bursa pectoris (Shepard’s Purse)NN
Centaurea solstitialis (Yellow Star Thistle)NN
Cerastium arvense (Chickweed)
Erodium moschatum (White Stemmed Filaree)NN
Eucalyptus globulus (Blue Gum Eucalyptus)NN
Grindelia camporum (Valley Gumplant)
Hirschfeldia incana (Mediterranean Mustard)NN
Lepidium nitidum (Shinny Pepper Grass)
Marah fabaceus (Wild Cucumber)
Pedicularis densiflora (Indian Warrior)
Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)NN
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed)NN

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Pentagramma triangularis (Goldback Fern)
Polypodium californica (California Polypody Fern)

Photo album courtesy of Jalbum