Nature Never Disappoints
Gorgeous Matilija Poppy blossom.
|This drought-tolerant native plant thrives in a variety of habitats.|
|It's a hardy shrub capable of growing tree size.|
|Once established, it will spread and crowd out other garden plants.|
|This year, the Mantilija in my garden is displaying multiple blossoms.|
|Alas, the blossoms don't last long.|
|Although heavy with pollen, I've not seen pollinator insects nectar sipping.|
|13 June 2020|
Revisiting Tres Pinos Creek
|How quickly seasons change.|
|Lots of California Buckwheat still in bloom.|
|But White Sage and Deer Weed were no longer blooming.
Not a gossamer wing fluttered anywhere.
|Non-native Tree Tobacco were still in flower.|
|This single Cabbage White was the only butterfly I saw.
Its color pattern indicates it's a summer-marked female.
|Lots of small-game trails between seed-bearing plants.|
|Quail, bush-rabbit, ground squirrel.|
|Desiccated section of an old Willow tree trunk.|
Return to Top.