The Sacramento Bee reports that the Mather Vernal Pools are in full bloom complete with tiny critters due to the recent rains and will continue into May. There are guided tours the next two Sundays. More more information and to see photos: Vernal pools alive! – Outbound – The Sacramento Bee.
Also at Calphoto there is a report on a recent visit to Jepson Prairie Vernal Pools
“Goldfields were the prevailing flower in bloom, but we also saw one brass button, some field owls clover, yarrow, bicolor lupine and there were Yellow legs and Meadowlarks everywhere.”
See all Calphoto reports at: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/calphoto/
- Jepson Prairie Tours Begin March 10 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)