“Wonderful Hike” at Ring Mountain – 23 May 2022

Hi All,

Inge sent me an enthusiastic email about last Monday’s hike and said it was fine to share it with all of you. Her not to be missed pictures captured the day beautifully.

The views from Ring Mountain are always fabulous and Monday’s hike was no exception presenting a mysterious San Francisco softened with fog.

Some of the flowers on the hike, Inge beautifully captured here: 1 is the signature Tiburon Mariposa Lily (Calochortus tiburonensis) which looks like some wonderfully woven African basket, 2 is Farewell to Spring (Clarkia rubicunda) the ruby chalice clarkia, 3 not sure, maybe Fremont’s Western Rosinweed
(Calycadenia fremonti) or Hayfield Tarweed (Hemizonia congesta) and 4 Marin Dwarf-flax (Hesperolinon congestum) which occurs chiefly on serpentine soils.
Ain’t the internet wonderful.

Michael has mentioned the great BAY NATURE magazine various times and I’ve enjoyed it for years. As it happens, they had a lyrical and beautifully written article about RING MOUNTAIN written by Horst Rademacher on April 1, 2007 https://baynature.org/article/ring-mountain-rocks/

Then he has out done himself with another excellent article a year later on April 1, 2008 on the BLACK DIAMOND MINES which is next week’s hike.
https://baynature.org/article/black-coal-bright-flowers/

You’ll enjoy him.

Lew

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