There is a short stretch of fairly wild hillside land that runs along the east side of New York Drive directly across the street from Earthlink and the Eaton Wash Reservoir. I am often surprised at what I see there. I've seen deer enough times that I am always on the lookout for more. And I regularly see interesting and colorful plants and trees. Above is a cluster of Matilija Poppies pictured above.
Dodder or Witch's Hair - a colorful but destructive parasite that is draping parts of the hillside..
Elder tree with yellow-white flowers. There are a number of Elder trees growing wild along New York Drive. I'll have more on Elders in my next post.