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North Fork Yuba River, Canyon Creek Trail, April 5, 2008
Springtime in the Canyon, and the blooming is just starting. The first half of the hike was the most productive this month, between the trail head and Cherokee Creek, but alas, no Scarlet Fritillary this year. The new wildflower book from our local chapter of CNPS, Wildflowers of Placer and Nevada Counties, is helping with the initial identifications here in Sierra County.
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The seeps along the road cut heading into Shenanigan Flat leave persistent puddles that provide a place for polliwogs. 
153 Larkspur

154 Buttercup

The most common flower this day.
155 Monkeyflower

Seepspring monkey?
156 Dudleya
157 Saxifrage
158 A berry perhaps?
159 Miner's lettuce
160 Dandelion A

Same as the one below(?) and next to it?
161 Dandelion B

Note the pistils in the ray flowers.
162 Kellogg's Monkeyflower
Cherokee Creek, up and down
163 Mystery flower of the month
164 Galls on a fallen tanoak?
L: the favorite point

R: North Fork at the mouth of Canyon Creek
L: The sampling site at Canyon Creek

R: Looking up the creek
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