June 7, 2007 

Trail Description: On this date, our first to the park,  we took several trails starting with Lynch road (from the parking lot) north towards the reservoir. The trail starts out dry, then runs along the comparatively lush Lynch Creek before opening up again to the sedge lined Lynch reservoir that covers perhaps two acres and hosts a variety of birds as well as aquatic life. Midway is an interesting meadow contain old cow herding equipment. From the reservoir, the North Ridge Trail heads east and uphill through acres of dry grassland to it's summit with nice views of  Jamieson canyon to the north and San Pablo Bay to the west. From here we made a loop coming back via the Middle Valley Trail for a lunch stop at one of the picnic tables nestled in a pleasant grove of trees.
Flowers were not abundant, mostly due to the season. Fortunately, the temperature had not yet risen to sweltering, and we enjoyed the hike and views. 

Trail Location: All trails begin from the parking lot or "staging area".  See the last picture for our trail.

Blooming Plants not Photographed:
(NN= Non Native)
California Bullrush (Scripus californicus)
Cat Tail (Typha sp.)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus) NN
Clover (Trifolium sp.)
Cranes Bill ((Erodium botrys) NN
Cut Leafed Geranium (Geranium dissectum) NN
Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) NN
Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus discolor) NN










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Bellardia (Bellardia trixago): A non native relative to snapdragons.