March 4,  2010

Trail Description:
Even though it's been only two months since our last visit, the changes were amazing. Where we scoured the landscape before to come up with some flowers, now it was a choice of what to limit for inclusion into the site. The Tilley trail had the Fritillaria, so we headed that way and were not disappointed. We did get a little lost on the way back, but managed to spot some Mission Bells in full bloom. At noon we finally reached the lake for a nice picnic. Unfortunately two loud geese thought they had also been invited.

Park Location: here
Trail Map: here
Park Page:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN=Non Native
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia (Fiddleneck)
Calandrinia ciliata (Red Maids)
Camissonia ovata (Suncups)
Cardamine oligosperma (Bitter Cress)
Dichelostemma capitatum (Blue Dicks)
Dodecatheon hendersonii (Shooting Star)
Erodium botrys (Long Beak Filaree)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Redstem Filaree)NN
Erodium moschatum (White Stem Filaree)NN
Gallium aparine (Bedstraw)
Gallium porrigens (Climbing Bedstraw)
Lasthenia californica (Goldfields)
Lomatium utriculatum (Foothill Lomatium)
Luzula comosa (Hairy Wood Rush)
Lupinus nanus (Sky Lupine)
Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
Nemophila heterophylla (Canyon Nemophila)
Pedicularis densiflora (Indian Warrior)
Ranunculus californicus (California Buttercup)
Sanicula bipinnata (Poison Sanicle)
Sanicula crassicaulis (Snakeroot)
Sanicula tuberosa (Fern Sanicle)
Saxifraga californica (California Saxifrage)
Senecio vulgare (Common Groundsel) NN
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed)NN
Thysanocarpus curvipes (Lacepod)
Vicia sativa (Vetch)NN
Vinca major (Vinca)NN

Ferns Not Photographed:
Pellaea andromedaefolia (Coffee Fern)
Pellaea mucronata (Birdís Foot Fern)
Pentagramma triangularis (Goldback Fern)
Polypodium californicum (California Polypody)