Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 16, 2015

Samuel P. Taylor & Pt. Reyes: Trees, Shrubs, Flowers & Birds 6/14/15

Red elderberry/Sambucus racemosa

Red elderberry/Sambucus racemosa

On the second day of the Trees and Shrubs workshop we went to Samuel P. Taylor State Park and Pt. Reyes. At Samuel P. Taylor we were in a Redwood Forest with many other trees and shrubs present. There were also a number of wildflowers still in bloom as well as some forest birds that could be heard more than seen.

At Pt. Reyes we hiked out and back along the Bay View Trail and the out and back on the road north of parking lot by Bay View Trail. The habitat is Bishop Pine Forest and mixed woodland.

To see report for the first day of the workshop go to Mitchell Canyon, Mt. Diablo: Trees, Shrubs, Birds & Wildflowers 6/13/15

Click read more to see species list Samuel P. Taylor and Pt. Reyes


Samuel P. Taylor State Park


Trees and Shrubs

Sequoia sempervirens, Cupressaceae*, Coast redwood, tree

Notholithocarpus densiflorus, Fagaceae, tan oak, tree

Vaccinium ovatum, Ericaceae, evergreen huckleberry, shrub

Corylus cornuta var californica, Betulaceae, California hazelnut, tree/shrub

Rubus parviflorus, Rosaceae, Thimbleberry, vine/shrub

Euonymus occidentalis, Celeastraceae. Western Burning Bush, shrub

Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pinaceae, douglas-fir tree

Torreya californica, Taxaceae, California nutmeg, tree

Fraxinus dipetala, Oleaceae, two-petal ash, shrub/tree

Holodiscus discolor, Rosaceae, Ocean spray, shrub

Arbutus menziesii, Ericaceae, pacific madrone, tree


Bird List

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Steller’s Jay

Common Raven

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Pacific Wren

Swainson’s Thrush

Dark-eyed Junco


Wildflowers in Bloom


Cow Parsnip

Burning Bush

Red Clintonia

Elk Clover

Pacific Starflower



Alum root

Wild Grape

Poison Hemlock

Bush Monkeyflower


Pt. Reyes National Seashore


Trees and Shrubs

Pinus muricata, Pinaceae, bishop pine, tree

Morella californica, Myricaceae, wax myrtle, shrub, tree

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, Rhamnaceae, California-lilac, small tree, shrub

Rubus ursinus, Rosaceae, California blackberry, vine

Sambucus racemosa, Adoxaceae, Red elderberry, shrub/tree

Ribes sanguinem, Grossulariaceae, red- flowering currant, shrub

Gaultheria shallon, Ericaceae, salal, shrub

Chrysolepis chrysophylla, Fagaceae, giant chinquapin tree, shrub

Alnus rubra, Betulaceae, red alder, tree

Lupinus arboreus, Fabaceae, bush lupine, shrub

Acer negundo, Sapindaceae, box elder, tree

Inside-out Flower

Yerba Buena

California Blackberry


Bird List

Red-tail Hawk


Chest-backed Chickadee

Swainson’s Thrush


Wildflowers in Bloom

Purple Bush Lupine

California Blackberry

Morning Glory

Ithuriel’s Spear


White Hawkweed

Cow Parsnip

Pearly Everlasting

Bush Monkeyflower

California Honeysuckle


Miner’s Lettuce



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