November 19,  2009

Trail Description:
Once again we hiked this riparian woodland with some new adventurers among us. Fall colors were evident (poison oak was in it's glory), but not as much as other years. There seemed to be some new trails, and others were redirected, so inquire before heading out. Few flowers were present, but fungi dotted the trail here and there.
We took the Lost Slough Wetlands walk which adds almost another mile or so if one takes the entire course. As usual, the lagoon on the west side of Franklin Blvd. was filled with squawking migratory birds and interesting plant life. Those from the Bay Area, might consider returning via highway 160 through several small quaint towns, or head west via 220 & 84 to across two small ferries.

Park Location: here
Trail Map: here
Park Page:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN=Non Native
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Atriplex triangularis (Spearscale)
Centaurea solstitialis (Yellow Star Thistle)NN
Cichorium intybus (Chicory)NN
Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)NN
Conyza canadensis (Horseweed)NN
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge)
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel)NN
Grindelia camporum (Great Valley Gumplant)
Hirschfeldia incana (Summer Mustard)NN
Lactuca serriola (Prickly Lettuce)NN
Lactuca virosa (Wild Lettuce)NN
Lepidium latifolium (Peppergrass)NN
Melilotus albus (White Sweet Clover)NN
Picris echioides (Prickly Ox Tongue)NN
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)NN
Solanum americanum (Small Flowered Nightshade)NN
Symphyotrichum chilense (Aster)
Typha latifolia (Broad Leaf Cattail)
Verbena borariensis (Verbena)