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Modified 5-Aug-10
Created 5-Aug-10
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A lovely afternoon walk with friends. It felt like summer -- warm & humid. The scent of the blossoming Ceanothus was overwhelming -- "swimming in honey". We saw Valley Oaks, California Live Oaks, Blue Oaks, a Maul Oak, and a Leather Oak while going along Trails 10, 11, and back up 9. As we approached Escobar Gate on the way out, we saw some Skunk hair scattered on the side of Road F. No sign of the skunk or of the body, & no noticeable skunk smell.
Spring GreensFremont's Star Lily (Zigadenus fremontii) at the border between grassland and chaparral.Oaks and GrasslandHummingbird on PerchBlue Oak Forest  (Quercus douglasii)California Lace Lichen -- aka Spanish Moss (Ramalina menziesii) on Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)Hikers on Trail 10Flowering Grassland and ChaparralValley Oaks (Quercus lobata)Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)Spanish Moss on OaksTrunk with New LeavesNew LeavesFat Solomon's Seal (Smilacina racemosa)New LeavesIndian Warrior (Pedicularis densiflora) beneath OaksHair on GroundHair on Ground