Created 30-Mar-15
An early morning expedition from Mapache Gate, through several ecosystems, almost to Searsville Lake. Highlights include goldfinch and chickadees feasting on oak blossoms and seeds in a valley oak bursting with new growth, on Trail 10; springtime flowers, new leaves, and shoots; and new land in the process of colonization, from a flooded Corte Madera Creek.
Spring wildflowers include dirca, Fremont's star lily, man-root, gooseberry, ceanothus, Indian warrior, hound's tongue, blue witch, and the aforementioned valley oak. Fresh new leaves from valley oak, buckeye, dirca, and poison oak. Buckeye seeds and shoots. And honeybees and native bees, winter ants, bee-flies, a newt, a fresh mole tunnel, and some mysterious scat.

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Momento Mori

Visitors 24
5 photos
Created 31-Mar-15
Modified 31-Mar-15
Momento Mori

Trail 12 from Mapache Gate

Visitors 18
39 photos
Created 31-Mar-15
Modified 31-Mar-15
Trail 12 from Mapache Gate

Oak Woodland, Lower Trail 10 & 11

Visitors 4
27 photos
Created 31-Mar-15
Modified 31-Mar-15
Oak Woodland, Lower Trail 10 & 11

Goldfinch & Chickadee Feasting on Valley Oak Blossoms

Visitors 16
57 photos
Created 31-Mar-15
Modified 31-Mar-15
Goldfinch & Chickadee Feasting on Valley Oak Blossoms

Mixed Woodland: Buckeyes, Lilies, and a Newt

Visitors 20
44 photos
Created 31-Mar-15
Modified 31-Mar-15
Mixed Woodland: Buckeyes, Lilies, and a Newt

Valley Oaks nearer Searsville Lake

Visitors 7
10 photos
Created 31-Mar-15
Modified 31-Mar-15
Valley Oaks nearer Searsville Lake

Riparian Corridor and Flooding of Corte Madera Creek

Visitors 19
29 photos
Created 31-Mar-15
Modified 31-Mar-15
Riparian Corridor and Flooding of Corte Madera Creek