Dick’s nature diary I (Jan-Jun 2022)

Dick identifying plants at Sonoma Valley Regional Park in Glen Ellen CA
Dick identifying plants at Sonoma Valley Regional Park in Glen Ellen CA

Since the beginning of 2022, I’ve been identifying plants I see while out walking around Sonoma County, and recording the information in a nature diary. I’m using an iPhone app called “Picture This” to identify the plants, since botany is a subject I know almost nothing about.

This post contains pictures of wildflowers taken mostly at Sonoma Valley Regional Park in Glen Ellen, on various dates as the flowers came into bloom. As you can see, there is quite a variety over time.

Poached Egg Plant
Poached Egg Plant – 18 Mar 2022
California Poppy
California Poppy – 26 Apr 2022
Hairy Vetch
Hairy Vetch – 26 Apr 2022
California Buttercup
California Buttercup – 26 Apr 2022
Big Quaking Grass
Big Quaking Grass – 26 Apr 2022
Rough Hawkbit
Rough Hawkbit – 29 Apr 2022
Bowltube Iris
Bowltube Iris – 29 Apr 2022
Robert Geranium
Robert Geranium – 12 May 2022
St John's Wort
St John’s Wort – 9 Jun 2022
Harvest Brodiaea
Harvest Brodiaea – 9 Jun 2022
Farewell To Spring
Farewell To Spring – 9 Jun 2022

This last picture was taken at Sonoma Botanical Garden, also in Glen Ellen.

Bees at Sonoma Botanical Garden
Bees at Sonoma Botanical Garden – 17 Jun 2022