Created by ancient lava (basalt) flows, the approximately 3,300 acre North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is an elevated basalt mesa with beautiful vistas of spring wildflowers, waterfalls, lava outcrops, and a rare type of vernal pool, called Northern Basalt Flow Vernal Pools. Typically fissures in the basalt soak up winter rains, forming seasonal streams and …
North Table Mountain and South Table Mountain are two prominent basaltic plateaus overlooking the city of Oroville, California. They are named for their flat surface, like a table top; because of this it is often mistakenly called Table Top Mountain.
The North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is a nature reserve of 3,315 acres located three miles north of Oroville, in Butte County, northern California
Wildflowers along the trail are always a welcome sight…when hiking Lake Tahoe trails
Tahoe Rim Trail…amazing hiking The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile long-distance hiking trail that forms a loop around the Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada in the United States.
When hiking around the Lake Tahoe area you are rewarded with a burst of color in the form of wildflowers…they are everywhere.
Just down the road from all the crowds…Lake Tahoe Spooner Lake Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenbrook, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail …
Sweet Pea Wildflowers Oregon Lathyrus latifolius – Perennial Pea, Sweet Pea, Everlasting Pea. Vine to 6 feet long with winged stems, petioles, and peduncles which uses petiole-terminating tendrils to climb. One to several pink to magenta butterfly-like blossoms on smooth, unwinged pedicels. This is a non-native species that can be weedy and invasive, but very beautiful.
Wildflowers Oregon Coast We encountered so many beautiful wildflowers on our visit to the Oregon coast…this summer they are everywhere. Here is a Dwarf Brodiaea