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Old 04-21-2013, 10:37 PM
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Default Skyline Serpentine Prairie

Skyline Serpentine Prairie is is a restored and protected are in Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, CA. This is the forth year in a row that I have visited at this time of year and it was by far the driest and least flowery. We identified seventeen species in bloom (including a couple of introduced flowers). Most of the area is protected by fence, but there are some flowers outside the fences, which allow for close-up photography.

It was very bright and sunny so the best bets for photos were close-ups with a diffuser or back-lit flowers. The most dominant flowers were Goldfields and California Poppy. There were some very small displays, but the grasses have grown quite a bit around them.

I was also able to identify nine bird species but heard and saw more. The most interesting birds today were the Western Bluebirds and Tree Swallows.

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