March 22, 2012
Trail Description:
We had a good turnout. As everyone had been cooped up for weeks due to weather, it was not surprising. Plus most of us are curious about a new park. By starting at 10 and going counter clockwise around the Laurel Loop , we managed to draw out the hike and arrive at the picnic table on the Black Oak Trail by 11:30 for lunch. From here the group split with most going up the Sea Foam and the rest stayed on the more level parts.

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Amsinckia intermedia (Fiddleneck)
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)NN
Baccharis pilularis (Coyote Bush)
Bella perennis (English Daisy)NN
Brassica nigra (Black Mustard)NN
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepardís Purse)NN
Cardamine californica (Milk Maids)
Cardamine oligosperma (Bitter Cress)
Cercis occidentalis (Redbud)
Claytonia perfoliata (Minerís Lettuce)
Cynoglossum grande (Houndís Tongue)
Dodecatheon hendersonii (Hendersonís Shooting Star)
Erodium botrys (Long Beaked Filaree)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Red Stemmed Filaree)
Eschscholzia californica (Calif. Poppy)
Eucalyptus globulus (Blue Gum Eucalyptus)NN
Gallium aparine (Bedstraw)
Geranium dissectum (Cut Leaf Geranium)NN
Geranium molle (Doveís Foot Geranium)NN
Lepidium nitidum (Shining Peppergrass)
Lupinus nanus (Sky Lupine)
Helminthotheca echioides (Prickly Ox Tongue)NN
Marah fabaceus (Wild Cucumber)
Matricaria discoidea (Pineapple Weed)NN
Medicago polymorpha (Bur Clover)NN
Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
Nemophila heterophylla (Canyon Nemophila)
Osmorhiza brachypoda (Calif. Sweet Cicely)
Pedicularis densiflora (Indian Warrior)
Quercus agrifolia (Coast Live Oak)
Ranunculus californicus (Calif. Buttercup)
Ribes californicum (Hillside Gooseberry)
Rumex acetosella (Sheep Sorrel)NN
Sanicula crassicaulis (Snakeroot)
Solanum americanum (Small Flowered Nightshade)
Stellaria media (Chickweed)NN
Sisymbrium officinale (Hedge Mustard)NN
Trifolium repens (White Clover)NN
Umbellularia californica (Calif. Bay)

Ferns Not Photographed:
Adiantum jordanii (Maidenhair Fern)
Dryopteris arguta (Wood Fern)
Pentagramma triangularis (Goldback Fern)
Polypodium californica (California Polypody)
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens (Bracken Fern)