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Pierce Canyon Wildflowers

Pierce Canyon is a county road that winds up into the Blue Ridge mountains above Capay Valley. It is a fairly easy 7 mile out-and-back hike along Road 53, with many wildflowers and a view […]

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Los Vaqueros Wildflowers

Los Vaqueros Reservoir is an oak-dotted hilly grassland area southeast of Mt Diablo that has a number of hiking trails. You can find a good variety of wildflowers, as well as many interesting birds. On this […]

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Natalie Coffin Greene Park Wildflowers

Natalie Coffin Greene Park is a great starting place for a wildflower hike in the Mount Tamalpais Watershed, near Phoenix Lake. The park is on the edge of land managed by the Marin Municipal Water District, […]

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Marys Peak Botanical Special Interest Area

Marys Peak Botanical Special Interest Area has a number of hiking trails that offer a wide variety of wildflowers. Located about 20 miles east of Corvallis, this is probably my favorite wildflower spot from our botanizing […]

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Blair Lake Meadow Wildflowers

Blair Lake Meadow is a wildflower hot spot in the Willamette National Forest in Oregon that is well worth a visit in the spring. You will traverse many miles of rough forest service roads to get […]

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Eight Dollar Mountain

The Eight Dollar Mountain area is an easily accessible botanical hot spot in southern Oregon, where you will find a wide variety of interesting wildflowers. There are serpentine wetlands and meadows, Jeffrey pine savannahs, hikes along […]

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Best Wildflower Photos for 2018

Even with droughts, wildfires, and environment policy rollbacks, 2018 was a great year for wildflower photography. I’m still working on posting my notes from places that I’ve hiked this year(I have over 10,000 photos to review […]

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Lassen Mill Creek Falls

The hike to Mill Creek Falls in Lassen Volcanic National Park is interesting because of the variety of plant communities that the trail leads you through. You’ll pass through a red fir forest, traverse open hillside meadows, […]

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Lassen Paradise Meadow

The hike to Paradise Meadow in Lassen Volcanic National Park is a great summer wildflower hike. You get an interesting variety of flowers as you start with a relatively dry forest trail, then climb along […]

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Lassen Volcanic National Park Wildflowers

There are many wonderful hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park where you can find amazing wildflowers, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to just hop out of the car and immerse yourself in nature, […]

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