Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rare Finds in Rice Valley

by Kim Clark and Duncan Bell

Full riot gear was needed in Rice Valley last weekend with bloomers coming at us from every direction.  The insects were likewise profuse, and reptiles and birds in turn, right up the food chain.  Go, explore, enjoy and protect.

Here's just a sample:

Nemacaulis denudata gracilis, 2.2                                                                  by Duncan Bell
This is the first occurrence for Rice Valley and the eastern most collection for Riverside County.

Androstephium breviflorum, 2.2                                                     by KimClark

Astragalus insularis var. harwoodii, 2.2                                                    by Kim Clark

Castela emoryi, 2.3, lots of recruitment!                                                     by Kim Clark

Eriastrum harwoodii, 1B.2                                                                              by Kim Clark

Eriastrum harwoodii, 1B.2                                                                               by Kim Clark

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