|Carrizo Plain Wildflowers
Peak bloom on March 26, 2005
|Field of poppies, lupin, goldfields and owl's clover
-- a California classic. Acres (at left and below) of an aster, probably common monolopia.
|Thistle sage (above) and desert larkspur (at right) were two of the bigger wildflowers.|
|Carrizo is mostly famous for its wildlife though we were blinded by flowers and saw little. A raptor's nest in an old windmill hinted at what's here but there are also elk and pronghorn antelope, among others.|