February 14, 2008

Trail Description: Our last visit was in the middle of a dry summer, but we still managed a few flowers (& thistles). While the water was higher at the reservoir this time, there were fewer reeds (perhaps all inundated), and while birds were still present, they seemed less numerous.

Most of the Buckeye and Willows were sprouting blooms, and even though the hills were  green, wildflowers were notably lacking. Perhaps in another month. Lunch was pleasant, as the Middle Valley Trail picnic table is set next to an old Oak with commanding valley views.

Trail Location:
See the park page for directions.

 Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN

Ferns & Allies Not Photographed:
Giant Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)
Goldback Fern (Pityrogramma triangularis)










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Lynch Road heading North out of parking lot.