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Enchanted Forest

Explored Saturday, January 15, 2011.

 

Merit Award Winner 2011 Visit Oakland Contest!

www.visitoakland.org/media_photocontest.cfm?albumid=4313&...

 

Take a little trip with me . . .

 

Magical Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve in the Oakland Hills.

www.ebparks.org/parks/huckleberry

This segment is a part of both the Skyline National Trail and the Bay Area Ridge Trail!

 

California Bay Laurel (Bay Leaf) and Western Sword Fern.

“In the absence of fire, leaf litter has been deposited in great quantities, and the soil has become rich and deep. Live oaks and bay laurels have gradually moved into the chaparral areas to shade out the chamise and manzanitas. This plant succession is a natural part of the evolution of California's landscape.”

 

I am dedicating this photo to the beautiful and talented Sinecura whose touching testimonial, my first, I saw today for the first time. Thank you so much. I miss you. We all miss you. (She's back!)

 

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