July 23,  2009

Trail Description:
The Vallejo-Benicia Buffer is part of the Bay Area Ridge trail, a proposed 550 mile trail system that will ring the greater Bay. While itís mostly open treeless grasslands, the summers can still be cool due to high winds and/or foggy conditions. A variety of flowers (and colorful weeds) are visible throughout the year for the observant. From the ridge tops you can see beautiful views of the bay to the west, Carquinez to the south, and uh.. a quarry to the north. The two major trail heads are from Blue Rock Springs Park of Vallejo, or Rose Drive closer to Benicia.

Trail Location: here
Park Page:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Centaurea solstitialis (Yellow Star Thistle)NN
Cichorium intybus (Chicory)NN
Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)NN
Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)NN
Erodium botrys (Long Beaked Filaree)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Redstem Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel)NN
Heteromeles arbutifolia (Toyon)
Hirschfeldia incana (Summer Mustard)NN
Lactuca serriola (Prickly Lettuce)NN
Lotus corniculatus (Birdís Foot Trefoil)NN
Picris echioides (Prickly Ox Tongue)NN
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Spergularia rubra (Purple Sand Spurrey)NN
Vicia villosa (Hairy Vetch) NN