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What a Great Wildflower Year Looks Like in the Spring

by on June 03, 2014

California poppies explode across the burned area in the spring. (Photo by Joan Hamilton)


This article is part of a monthly series of photos and articles on the transformation of Mount Diablo following the 2013 Morgan Fire, funded by special donations from Bay Nature readers. You can find our stories, as well as event listings, iNaturalist sightings, and magazine features, at baynature.org/diablo.

Regular visitors to Mount Diablo are calling this spring one of the best wildflower years they’ve ever seen. Here’s what that looked like in May in the Morgan Fire burn area.

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one comment:

Larry-the papa on June 6th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Joan,-simply stunning. Should we be be burning every year???? No, but what a post-fire display.. Thanks

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