Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 5, 2020

Santa Monica Mountains Wildflowers 1/5/20

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has a new report

We’ve had some rain so it won’t be long before things green-up. In many ways, the first small blades of green appearing along the edges of the trails is as exciting to me as a hillside of flowers. It means Spring is coming!

Corral Canyon Backbone Trail 1/1/20
         This is an area that burned thoroughly in the Woolsey Fire 14 months ago. It looks to be recovering well with new dense growth of chaparral on the hillsides and recovering oaks and sycamores on the valley floor. Not much was in bloom today, only cliff aster, twiggy wreath plant, wild morning glory and some clumps of slender sunflowers. However I saw plenty of signs of flowers to come. If we continue to get rain, and maybe even if we don’t, this promises to have a spectacular spring bloom.

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