June 3,  2010

Trail Description:
This was June, and the grass was suppose to be dry and weather hot.
Fortunately, all over the Bay Area, late rains have kept things green, growing and cool. We took the usual marsh trail and found some new flowers while enjoying old views of the delta. This was also a good place for the birders among us. The noon temperatures were a little warm under the direct sun, so we all opted to hike the extra mile to a nice shady table under the old Eucalyptus trees. With cool shade, good food and good company, what could be better?

Park Location: here
Trail Map: here
Park Page:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN= Non Native
Aesculus californica (Buckeye)
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)NN
Castilleja attenuata (Valley Tassels)
Chamomilla suaveolens (Pineapple Weed) NN
Cichorium intybus (Chicory)NN
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)NN
Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bind Weed)NN
Cotula coronopifolia (Brass Buttons)NN
Erodium botrys (Long Beaked Filaree)NN
Erodium moschatum (White Stemmed Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Euthamia occidentalis (Western Goldenrod)
Frankenia salina (Alkali Heath)
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catís Ears)NN
Hypochaeris radicata (Rough Catís Ears)NN
Lepidium latifolium (Perennial Pepper Grass)NN
Lotus corniculatus (Birdís Foot Trefoil)NN
Medicago polymorpha (Bur Clover)NN
Mimulus guttatus (Seep Monkeyflower)
Oenanthe sarmentosa (Water Parsley)
Phragmites australis (Common Reed)
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Polygonum arenastrum (Common Knot Weed)NN
Psilocarphus tenellus (Wooly Marbles)
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)NN
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)NN
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed Grass)
Sisymbrium officinale (Hedge Mustard)NN
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle) NN
Spergularia rubra (Purple Sand Spurrey)NN
Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify)NN
Typha angustifolia (Narrow Leaf Cattail)
Vicia villosa (Hairy Vetch) NN