I was not planning on visiting Carrizo this week, but I was up in Paso Robles on a hunt for old tin roofing for a new project and the plains drew me in.
Waking up this morning to this amazing rainbow was a bonus!
3/6/2016 05:48:19 pm
The "single stem plant" is Dichelostemma capitatum (common name: Blue Dicks). It is abundant on the alkali ground in the Carrizo. Occasionally mixed with wild onion -- Allium sp. which vegetatively is similar while being slightly smaller, with less pronounced hooked teeth on back of leaf keel, and more twisted.
3/6/2016 08:14:24 pm
3/7/2016 07:37:57 am
John C is worth knowing if you care about botany on the CP
3/12/2016 08:22:55 am
What are all the wholes? Please ,please put the rainbow on site or teach me how. Love,love it😀😀😀
3/12/2016 08:30:56 am
The holes are all rodent burrows. Seems the property is teeming with all kinds of wildlife. More rodents mean more animals that prey on these. I think word is getting around that we have a pond and the local wildlife has been partying there every night.
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