Blooming Bonanza

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The view in Upper Bidwell Park

It’s a great year for wildflowers — get out and enjoy them while they last. Today I went to Upper Bidwell Park to hike around a bit and see what’s in bloom. There are plenty of—

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Blue dicks

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Popcorn flower

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Bird’s eye gilia (and a little bit of goldfields)

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Frying-pans (a kind of California poppy)

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Fiddlenecks

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Goldfields — endless swaths of them

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Tidytips — mostly seen near the parking lot

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Something new (to me) — California Man-root (Marah fabacea)

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And old Monkeyface Rock watching over it all. Get out and enjoy before the summer hits us!

 

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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