Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Pretty in Pink 🎕 Lassen Volcanic National Park Wildfowers

Today I'm featuring a few of the pink wildflowers we spotted along the trail up Brokeoff Mountain in Lassen Volcanic National Park in late-August...

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Willowherb

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Brewer's Mountain Heather

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Pussy Paws
Read all about our hike up Brokeoff Mountain over on my travel blog Vaughn the Road Again!




Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wild Roses

I never really thought about roses growing in the wild until I saw my first Multiflora Rose at the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area...

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They might not be anything like the roses you give to your sweetheart on special occasions, but they are still beautiful in their own right.

He loves me, he loves me not, he definitely loves me...



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year, New Wildflowers

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Happy New Year!

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Are you looking forward to spring wildflowers as much as I am?



Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Snow Plant 🎕 Merry Christmas!

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Would you look at that! It's Christmas Day and Wildflower Wednesday all in one!

In celebration of the holidays, here's some beautifully unique Snow Plant from Lassen Volcanic National Park...


See you in 2020 for some more wildflower fun!


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Flower Identification Help 🎕 Colusa National Wildlife Refuge


Does anyone happen to know what kind of flower this is? We found it growing along the auto tour route at the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge in early-August...


Thanks so much for your help!



Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Aster 🎕 Lassen Volcanic National Park 🎕 Purple Wildflowers

There are several types of Aster growing in Lassen Volcanic National Park, including Alpine, California and Western Aster.

I'm finding it just about impossible to tell apart and identify, but here are a few of the Asters we've found in the park...

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Manzanita Creek Trail ~ Mid-July

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Kings Creek Falls Trail ~ Lake-August

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Brokeoff Mountain Trail ~ Late-August





Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ridge Lakes Trail Wildflowers ☼ Lassen Volcanic National Park

Our first hike to Ridge Lakes in Lassen Volcanic National Park was in October of last year and we didn't see a single wildflower. Then, in early August of this year, we re-hiked the trail and WOW there were wildflowers everywhere!

It's amazing how much landscape can change throughout the seasons. As much as I'd love to see flowers blooming all year long, that small window of time when they come out to say hello and cheer up our day is all the more special...



Read all about our hike to Ridge Lakes HERE.