April 9,  2009

Trail Description:
It was with some trepidation that we started off towards the old quarry in a light rain, but it was nice to get out of the house and stretch our legs in this verdant environment.
We went from Quarry to Old Ranch Road and then around the lake. But the park is fairly small, and even a short hours walk will take you across several trails. Be sure you take a map however, as after a few circles, it's easy to get lost.  

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Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN= Non Native
Balloon Clover (Trifolium depauperatum)
Bedstraw (Gallium aparine)
Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum)
Brass Buttons (Cotula coronopifolia) NN
Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha) NN
California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Canyon Nemophila (Nemophila heterophylla)Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) NN
Doveís Foot Geranium (Geranium molle) NN
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) NN
Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia)
Hairy Wood Rush (Luzula comosa)
Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)NN
Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus) NN
Johnny Jump Up (Viola pedunculata)
Long Beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys) NN
Pineapple Weed (Chamomilla suaveolens) NN
Poison Sanicle (Sanicula bipinnata)
Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys nothofulvus)
Prickle Fruited Buttercup (Ranunculus muricatus) NN
Purple Owlís Clover (Castilleja exerta)
Purple Sanicle (Sanicula bipinnatifida)
Robertís Geranium (Geranium robertianum) NN
Rose Clover (Trifolium hirtum)NN
Seep Monkey Flower (Mimulus guttatus)
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon hendersonii)
Snakeroot (Sanicula crassicaulis)
Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Tomcat Clover (Trifolium willdenovii)
Vernal Pool Popcorn Flower (Plagiobothrys stipitatus micranthus)
Vetch (Vicia sativa) NN
White Stemmed Filaree (Erodium moschatum) NN
Woodland Star (Lithophragma affine)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Ferns Not Photographed:
California Polypody (Polypodium californicum)
Gold Back Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum jordanii)











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Purple Nightshade (Solanum xanti): A sprawling semi shrub that was about 2 feet tall. Native.