Category Archives: Botany

Pine Seedlings and Oak Galls at Grover Hot Springs

There was much to see at Grover Hot Springs a couple of weeks ago (in early May). As soon as I stepped out of the car on arriving in the campground, I found bunches of pine seedlings, most still holding … Continue reading

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A Hike at Cold Canyon

One of the most popular spring hikes in Yolo County is a trail that starts near the base of  Monticello Dam, on Putah Creek. It enters the Stebbins Cold Canyon Preserve (managed by the University of California) and offers the … Continue reading

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Bobcat Ranch

Bobcat Ranch It was a pleasure this past weekend to join an outing organized by the Putah Creek Council at Audubon California’s Bobcat Ranch, in the eastern foothills of the Coast Ranges near Winters. Our group of about 20 people … Continue reading

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