November 8, 2007

Trail Description: The 3 mile Cosumnes River Walk  is the parks main attraction as it traverses through the parks major habitats from marsh to oak woodland. There is little elevation change, but it it may be impassible after winter rains. While it was past the season for most wildflowers, fall leaves made for a colorful landscape.

Trail Location:
The trail starts from a boardwalk  just a few feet north of the visitors center and is well marked.

Blooming Plants Seen But Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) NN
Blue Vervain (Verbena bonariensis) NN
Broad Leaf Cattail (Typha latifolia)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) NN
California Bullrush (Scirpus californicus)
Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus discolor) NN
Garden Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis ssp officinalis) NN-Berry only
Narrow Leaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia)
Sneezeweed (Helenium puberulum)
Summer Mustard (Hirschfeldia incana) NN
Umbrella Grass (Cyperus eragrostis)










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Valley Oak (Quercus lobata): Galls