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Date: 6-8-2017 12:26 AM
Subject: Permanente Creek Trail
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Tags:bee, bird, california poppy, field trip, flower, ground squirrel, insect, milk snail, native wildflower, permanente creek, permanente creek trail, sign, snail
Permanente Creek Trail


On Sunday I took a short walk on the Permanente Creek Trail here in town.  Here are some of the pics I took while I was there.


Looking downstream, toward San Francisco Bay.





Blue fleurs next to the trail.





These look like clarkias (which I suspect may be garden escapees).



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The trail heads north, toward the Bay.





Bindweed in bloom.





This hillside is burrowing owl habitat, and thus protected and off-limits.





The trail skirts Shoreline Amphitheatre (where a soundcheck for the evening's Dead & Company show starts up as I walk by).





The hills are turning brown as summer approaches and the annual grasses die out.





A bumble bee is dusted with pollen from visiting a bunch of feral artichokes next to the creek.





A developing artichoke.





A milk snail estivates on the limb of a dead shrub.





A juvenile sparrow flies away from a clump of fennel flower stalks.





California poppy.





A ground squirrel runs for its burrow after taking a brief dust bath in the trail.





Estivating snails want their VH-1, not their MTV, I guess. 





Another look at the creek before heading home.




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