On my next blog, if I can stay focused, I'll continue to post the photos and story of our Wednesday outing to Grass Valley.
Friday, May 31, 2013
My great find on this side road was the first abundance of the Goldenrod Crab Spider that I've seen this year. The top photo is of a female, pretty-well camouflaged in the petals of a daisy. At this time of year, where there is one there will be others. So I inspected every daisy in a fairly large patch.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
On Saturday morning I decided to check out the Southern End of the Keddie Cascade Trail that begins by the bridge over the Oakland Camp Road. On the way, I made a brief stop in the woods about a half mile north of the Feather River College turnoff on Highway 70. There were quite a few freshly blooming Hartweg's Iris, Iris hartwegii. Hartweg was a German botanist who did a lot of collecting in Central and South America as well as in California. A fitting tribute.