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Sandy S
03-13-2011, 10:54 AM
Although it is early for most flowers at Bear Valley, you have to come early in the season if you want to see the Adobe Lily. It typically blooms mid to late March in the valley on the left side of the road before the first curve. Luck was on our side as they have started to bloom. However it was not a good photo opportunity as no plants were right by the fence, they mixed in with lots of grass, it was windy and sunny. If you want to photograph them bring your longest telephoto; if you want a close look bring binoculars. Please respect the fence lines and private property.

Also in bloom at Bear Valley and the road in were Tidytips, Manzanitas, Paintbrush, Buttercups, a yellow Lomatium, Creamcups, Gilia, Goldfields, Owl’s Clover, Fiddleneck, Johnny Tuck, Buttercup, and Red Maids. If you want to see Adobe Lilies go now, if you want lots of wildflowers and large displays wait until April.

I have photos and for more information on Bear Valley at: http://naturalhistorywanderings.com/2011/03/13/bear-valley-wildflower-report/

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