June 26, 2008

The 380 acre Archer - Taylor Preserve contains some of the oldest stands of redwoods in the county and the habitats range from redwood riparian to grassy meadows.

We took the Devils Well trail which mostly follows Redwood Creek along on it's eastern side. It's a lush deep Redwood forested trail with abrupt elevation changes that go from about 1300 to 1650' in just about  a mile. 

Trail Location: the park is located at the end of Redwood Road, about 8 miles west of it's highway 29 intersection. There are locked gates, so see the park page for permission, codes and complete directions.

Various parks within the preserve are open to the public by invitation or appointment.
Either email or call (707) 252-3270

Link: to trust here

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
California Buckeye (Aesculus californica)
Common Madia (Madia elegans)
Milkwort (Polygala californica)
Small Flowered Nightshade (Solanum americanum)
Spice Bush (Calycanthus occidentalis)
Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)
Trail Plant (Adenocaulon bicolor)
Yellow Star Thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) NN

Ferns Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Dudley’s Shield Fern (Polystichum dudleyi)
Giant Chain Fern (Woodwardia fimbriata)
Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum jordanii)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)