April 23, 2019

Silverwood: Harry Woodward Trail to Rudy's View (April 21, 2019)

Route: Harry Woodward to the Chapparral Trail; Right onto the Spring Trial Spring Trail; Left on Big Oak Trail; Left on the Circuit Trail across the Big Rock Slab; Right on Rudy's View Trail. Came back the same way, even though there are a variety of ways to make it a loop.

Notes:
At the end of the Harry Woodward trail before it crosses the bridge to the bird viewing area, there was a patch of Narrow-leaved Cryptantha with Parry's Phacelia dramatically interspersed.

There were lots of Blue Dicks all the way from the lower part of the trail to the top.

There were lots of White-flowering Currents, some tall enough to canopy the path.

The Big Rock Slab, should be renamed the Rock Garden since there were so many flowers even though the location is harsh, has little soil, and is exposed and windy. Common Goldfields made the are a blur of gold. Nuttall's Snapdragons, Bush Poppies, and Everlasting flowers bloomed. On the Silver Bird's-foot Trefoil, were Tussock Moth caterpillars. There were even some Lupines.

Rudy's View presents, in addition to the view, lots of Ceanothus plants, though they seem to be finishing now.

I barely scratched the surface of making observations since this was my first time using iNaturalist.

Posted on April 23, 2019 00:42 by sage_and_seaweed sage_and_seaweed | 33 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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