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Post 2010 Wildflower Pics Here...

by MCGusto » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:27 pm

Use this thread to post wildflower pics from the 2010 season.

Best links for following wildflowers I've seen so far:

http://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/wildupdates.html

http://www.theodorepayne.org/hotline.html

Here's a couple of pics from the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve from March 27, 2010.

(Taken just OUTSIDE of the reserve, which is where the best showing of poppies were at the time).

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by butitsadryheat » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:20 pm

I have found this to be a great site.

http://www.calphoto.com/wflower.htm

I took a few shots coming through the Grapevine Friday, and am currently on my way out the door to hit up the Carrizo Plain. I will post some soon.

I am waiting for the wildflower preserve to start popping, like it did a couple of years ago (as shown in my profile pic), but it looks as if they may not happen this year. I am surprised, what with all the rain we got this year. The timing was just not right, I guess.

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Anza Borrego Wildflower Trip

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by Tanngrisnir3 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:31 pm

Allrighty, then. Spent all of yesterday back near the Carrizo Plain and remoter parts of 58, then going through the AMAZING Cottonwood Canyon off the 166 highway near New Cuyama and then checking out what were supposed to be amazing wildflowers off of Figueroa Mountain Road, but while the wildflowers up there were intense, they were localized to about one square acre, there were 40 other people up there and it was most vertical. Cottonwood Canyon was far better, almost like some sort of idealized heaven, and hardly anyone was there.

This was our second weekend in a row doing this, and both times the Carrizo Plain and monument haven't been particularly noteworthy (yet).

Having some odd focus issues w/the camera, but it was also very windy, so some pics may reflect that.

My g/f, hard at work, in the flowers, just to the west of the Grapevine Pass Ramada Inn, about 0630 hours. That's dedication.
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The VAST expanse of what I think were wild hyacinth, near the above shot, on Tejon Ranch private property (shhhhh.....)
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California backroad, ass-end of nowhere, Gillis Canyon.
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Same place
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Basically the same place.
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The incomparable Cottonwood Canyon
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Same place.
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58, between the turnoff to Pozo and the Carrizo Plain.
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by Tanngrisnir3 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:33 pm

From the same exact trip, but all taken by my g/f, who is 17,031 time better than I ever will be. Worth the click, believe me.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinblack ... 717299892/

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by butitsadryheat » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:38 pm

Nice. I went to the Carrizo Plain/California Valley/Hwy 58 area in the afternoon. Lots of YELLOW!

The purple flowers at the base of the Grapevine are called "Blue Dick" (the ones you thought may be a cluster of hyacinth of some sort). There is also a lot of blue Lupine (spikes of purple).

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by Tanngrisnir3 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:41 pm

butitsadryheat wrote:Nice. I went to the Carrizo Plain/California Valley/Hwy 58 area in the afternoon. Lots of YELLOW!

The purple flowers at the base of the Grapevine are called "Blue Dick" (the ones you thought may be a cluster of hyacinth of some sort). There is also a lot of blue Lupine (spikes of purple).


Thanks! I didn't want to look like a complete tool so I guessed, even though I wasn't sure what they were ;-)

You're right. The overwhelming impression of anything near Soda Lake is YELLOW, and lots of it.

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by keema » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:41 am

This past Saturday my wife and I took a drive through eastern Stanislaus County and western Tuolumne County.
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by butitsadryheat » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:28 am

Grapevine the other day...

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by Princess Buttercup » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:48 am

From Black Canyon (White Mountains) on 3-20, color just starting to peek out of the high desert:

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by David Senesac » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:32 am

tricolor gilia amid California poppies March 13 Fresno County
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phacelia tanacetifolia, monolopia lanceolata, eremalche rotundifolia, menzelia pectinata, caulanthus inflatus, amsinckia tessellata, camissonia contorta, March 28 San Luis Obispo County
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by rhyang » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:07 pm

Went for a stroll in Henry Coe state park in the Diablo range yesterday and visited Pacheco Falls. Lots of flowers in bloom ..

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In another month I expect to see mariposa lilies :) The falls were pretty nice too -

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