A visit to the 2019 Carrizo Plain National Monument Super Bloom! There are too many lovely photos to post here, so please check out the photo album!
Zephyr, Grandma H and I headed for the hills to investigate how the 2019 wildflower season was coming along within the Red Hills Area of Critical Environmental Concern. We took a brief hike up the Overlook Trail and got a tremendous 360 degree view of the area. We also made a visit to our Red Hills Roach fish friends on the Serpentine Loop North Road. We identified 11 different species of wildflowers with just a cursory attempt at searching. iNaturalist has been an amazing resource to help me identify what we saw. Check out the complete Photo Journal to see all the amazing flowers and views.
Here's our Red Hill Roach friends swimming in the intermittent stream along North Serpentine Loop Road in 2018.
Ryan J Hollister - Geoscience & EnviroSci Educator, Avid hiker, Landscape photographer, WildLink Club Advisor, Central Valley Advocate.