April 25,  2013

Hike/Park Description:
Our first visit garnered some interest and a month later five of us ventured up there again.
Overall, there were fewer flowers, with the fields of Goldfields and Poppies being replaced by grasses. This time we went further down towards the Beatson Hollow for some nice views of the gorge. For the adventurous among you, I would imagine the Beatson Gorges 'old 4wd' trail past the Western Pond and up to Basalt Canyon past several water falls would make a superb hike in spring.

See our Park page for more information. 

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
Agoseris retorsa (Spearleaf Agoseris)
Amsinckia intermedia (Fiddleneck)
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel)NN
Calandrinia ciliata (Red Maids)
Calochortus albus (White Globe Lily)
Castilleja attenuata (Valley Tassels)
Castilleja exserta (Purple Owlís Clover)
Cerastium glomeratum (Chickweed)NN
Dichelostemma capitatum (Blue Dicks)
Erigeron canadensis (Horseweed)NN
Erodium botrys (Long Beaked Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia caespitosa (Foothill Poppy)
Gilia tricolor (Birdís Eye Gilia)
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catís Ears)NN
Lasthenia californica (California Goldfields)
Lithophragma bolanderi (Bolanderís Woodland Star)
Lupinus bicolor (miniature Lupine)
Lupinus nanus (Sky Lupine)
Mimulus guttatus (Seep Monkeyflower)
Minuartia douglasii (Douglas Sandwort)
Plagiobothrys sp. (Popcorn Flower)
Ranunculus canus (Sacramento Valley Buttercup)
Ranunculus muricatus (Prickle Fruited Buttercup)NN
Raphanus raphanistrum (Wild Radish)NN
Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)NN
Sherardia arvensis (Field Madder)NN
Silene gallica (Windmill Pink)NN
Sisymbrium officinale (Hedge Mustard)NN
Spergularia rubra (Purple Sand Spurrey)NN
Trifolium depauperatum (Balloon Clover)
Trifolium dubium (Little Hope Clover)
Trifolium hirtum (Rose Clover)NN
Trifolium variegatum var. Major (Large White Tipped Clover)
Trifolium variegatum var. variegatum (White Tipped Clover)
Trifolium willdenovii (Tom Cat Clover)
Triphysaria eriantha (Butter & Eggs)
Triteleia hyacinthina (Wild Hyacinth)
Viola purpurea ssp. quercetorum (Oakwoods Violet)

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Pentagramma triangularis (Gold Back Fern)
Selaginella hansenii (Hansenís Spike Moss)