It is almost the summer solstice but there are still lots of flowers blooming in the nature park. There is a mighty fine display of California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum). Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) is also blooming, a harbinger of lovely red berries in winter. Wild sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are just getting started, standing tall with several blooms per stem. And the wonderful monkeyflowers (Diplacus aurantiacus) continue putting on a spectacular show. I spent some time photographing flowers after weeding in the park on Wednesday. Enjoy!
There is another park cleanup on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9 am – noon. We will probably end early since we are expecting hot weather. I have not scheduled cleanups in July and August, but we will have some to meet the service requirement of South Pasadena High School students. Keep checking the nature park blog, the nature park facebook page, this website, or email me.
Hope to see you on Saturday!