The serpentine grassland at Coyote Ridge is a wonderful place for wildflowers this year -- and butterflies! CGF, the Committee for Green Foothills, hosted a "Legacy Society" hike and lunch there on April 2, 2017. We saw bay checkerspot butterflies gathering nectar from tidy tips. We walked past colorful fields of blossoming goldfields, tidy tips, owl's-clover, California poppies, jewel onions, and more -- with bees, butterflies, and other insects. We heard meadowlarks and red-winged blackbirds singing. And we heard about all of this from Stu Weiss, the rancher who keeps the cattle there, and others. Good lunch, too!
ps: The largest leather oak (Quercus durata) in the world is near here!!