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Willow Lake Botanical Special Interest Area

The Willow Lake Botanical Special Interest Area is an interesting example of a California fen, a special kind of wetland that supports an interesting variety of flowering plants. This particular location is in the Lassen National Forest, […]

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Carpenter Valley Wildflowers

Carpenter Valley is an amazing nature site owned by the Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT). There is a wide variety of habitats here, including a wet meadow, fens, dry woodland, and stream/riparian. It is located near Truckee […]

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Island Lake Wildflowers

Island Lake is one of many lakes in the Grouse Ridge area of Nevada County, California. The trails along here are relatively easy, without a lot of elevation change, and you can find an interesting variety […]

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Tire Mountain

Tire Mountain is one of the best wildflower hikes in Oregon. It is a relatively easy six mile round trip out-and-back hike that has a wide variety of wildflowers. Most of the trail is shaded […]

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Ring Mountain Phyllis Ellman Trail

Ring Mountain is an amazing place to hike for wildflowers. It is a small mountain right in the middle of the San Francisco Bay Area, surrounded by houses, and yet it still has a wide […]

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Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve

Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve is nestled up against Salt Point State Park (California), and you can find a number of interesting wildflowers in addition to the Rhododendrons. We found three different species of native orchids, […]

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Sunol Regional Wilderness Wildflowers

The Sunol Regional Wilderness is a wonderful area for hiking to see wildflowers. There are many trails that lead up through the hills, with great vistas and wonderful oak trees. This is one of several “wilderness” […]

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North Table Mountain Beatson Hollow

The North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve (near Oroville, CA) is one of my favorite wildflower sites to visit. I try to get there every year, and I’m never disappointed. I’ve written about it in prior years. […]

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Chimney Rock at Point Reyes

Chimney Rock at Point Reyes National Seashore is an easy hike where you can see a wide variety of wildflowers. There are many that are found only in California (endemic), and several that are listed as […]

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Wildflowers

  The road through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves is an interesting drive for wildflowers in the hills of Sonoma County. It is an out-of-the-way area that doesn’t have a lot of traffic, although you do […]

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