Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 11, 2018

Jepson Prairie Wildflowers 3/11/18

Jepson Prairie Preserve updated submitted by Charlie Russell

Public tours have started at Jepson Prairie Preserve, south of Dixon. Docent-led tours will be held every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am now through Mother’s Day. The early-season flowers are coming in now.

Today we found Common Muilla, Yellow Carpet, Caraway-leaved Lomatium, Fragrant Fritillary, Purple Needle Grass, Woolly marbles, Butter ‘n Eggs, Vernal Pool Goldfields, Small Popcornflower, Meadowfoam, Padre’s Shooting Star, Shining Peppergrass and California Golden Violet

In addition, the docents were able to display several endangered species found in the vernal pool, including California Tiger Salamander, Conservation Fairy Shrimp and Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp. You can only see these if you take one of the docent-led tours.

A donation of $5.00 per person is requested. Jepson Prairie Preserve is 10 miles south of Dixon on Highway 113

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