November 12, 2009

Trail Description:
This 470 acre park seen from highway 80 a few miles west of Vacaville includes some surprises. Besides the usual playing field, dog park, bathrooms and picnic tables, there are miles of hiking and biking trails not only around the lake, but into the 600' Vaca Mountains. The lagoon seems to hold quite an avian population, the 150 year old historic Pena Adobe has just opened up, and for the botanically inclined, the Jack Hume Grove of natives and ornamentals is a delight.

Park Location: here
Trail Map: here
Park Page:
Not much exists, but there is a bit about the development here

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN=Non Native
Baccharis pilularis (Coyote Bush)
Centaurea calcitrapa (Purple Star Thistle)NN
Centaurea solstitialis (Yellow Star Thistle)NN
Convolvulus arvense (Field Bindweed)NN
Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel)NN
Hirschfeldia incana (Summer Mustard)NN
Lactuca serriola (Prickly Lettuce)NN
Malvella leprosa (Alkali Mallow)
Picris echioides (Prickly Ox Tongue)NN
Polygonum arenastrum (Common Knot Weed)NN
Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)NN
Typha angustifolia (Narrow Leaf Cattail)

Fern Not Photographed:
Polystichum munitum (Sword Fern)

Other hikes:
April 1, 2010