Easter, Windy Hill

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Easter Sunday, 5 April 2015

Russian ridge yesterday, with a volunteer crew, working on Italian thistle and broom. Cool and clear, nice day.

It was supposed to rain later today, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time driving. Better to hike before the rain starts. Windy Hill is closest, and by doing a figure-8 on the trails, I can make it a non-trivial hike (almost 15 miles, 3300 vertical feet).

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When the wild flowers are out, the wild animals can’t be far behind.

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Yum!

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Not sure what these are. Interesting. [Follow-up: Tom C says they are dwarf owls clover.]

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I have no idea what the English (latin) name for these would be (above), but in Caterpillar (below), they’re called Delicious.

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Collected my first tick of the season. I gave her the brush-off before it occurred to me that I should have photographed her first. Well, there will doubtless be other opportunities.

Never did get real rain to speak of, a cool pleasant day. The weather discouraged the heavy turnout that might otherwise have happened, but those of us out there on the trail had a great time.

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2 Responses to “Easter, Windy Hill”

  1. Ady Says:

    They look very beautiful 🙂 Love the green in the pics,very soothing 😀

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  2. Tom Cochrane Says:

    Dave, the 4 shots of the one you don’t know is called Dwarf Owls clover. The red one below that is Bee plant.

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