July 26,

Trail Description: Bear Valley trail follows the lush shady Coast Creek stream bed to the coast, a little over 4 miles away.  The trail is along an easy road through thick groves of oaks, alders and wood ferns.  It's a perfect respite from inland heat.  Hiking boots are optional due to the easy walk. Bring water, lunch and some friends.

Trail Location:
From Olema, go down Bear Valley road, to the park headquarters.  The trail begins on the south side of the parking lot.

Blooming Plants Seen But Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Beach Morning Glory (Calystegia purpurata)
Bee Plant (Scrophularia californica)
California Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Candy Flower (Claytonia siberica)
English Daisy (Bellis perennis) NN
Forget Me Not(Myosotis latifolia) NN
Hedge Nettle (Stachys ajugoides var rigida)
Lotus (Lotus sp.)
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
Seep Monkey Flower (Mimulus guttatus)
Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris)
Speedwell (Veronica sp.)
Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
Wild Honeysuckle ( Lonicera hispidula)
Wild Mustard (Brassica sp.) NN
Wood Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

Ferns and Fern Relatives Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Five Finger Fern (Adiantum aleuticum)
Horsetail (Equisetum sp.)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)










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