Monday, July 4, 2011

Nature Study: Summer Trails Part2

This mornings nature study hike started at 7:30 a.m..  We were ready to go and hoping to avoid the heat.  Our object was to look for some red, white and blue in honor of our nation's independance celebration, here's what we found:
This is a native CA shrub with smooth toothy like leaves, red berry clusters and in the summer it blooms white flowers:
Toyon CA Holly Heteromeles arbutifolia

We found this interesting, white lichen all over the rocks on our trail:

And sadly we could not find anything blue on the trail but there was an abundance over the trail: 

Another great hike.  Now we're off to enjoy some cool swimming and BBQ lunch at our friends house.


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