Category Archives: Botany

The Lilacs of Lee Vining

May is lilac season in Lee Vining. Until last year and this, I had not visited Lee Vining in mid-May, and I had not noticed that there are hundreds of lilacs all over town—in front yards, back yards, along fences … Continue reading

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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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