Woodland wildflowers are at the peak of their bloom: shooting star, Fremont's star lily (!), buttercup, man-root. Trees and shrubs are putting out new leaves: valley oak, black oak, poison oak. I chose one of the few rainy (rain-ish?) days this spring to survey the landscape from the Escobar Gate, just out Road F to the lonely valley oak, then back via Trail 15. I hope the serpentine grassland wildflowers will bloom soon!