Today after Mass we went for a little walk at the Hike n Bike: about 6 miles round trip, in about 2 hours.
We saw: 6 roadrunners, 3 green jays, a couple tree ducks sitting in the grass and looking at us, and an anhinga (type of wild cormorant) on the water. Also plenty of snails.
|The little dark thing on the trail up ahead is a roadrunner. We saw a lot of them, and some of them we saw twice.|
Flower report: Prickly poppies in white, orange, and yellow--mostly yellow. Primroses in both the whtie/pink variety and a yellow variety that wasn't growing in clumps. Sand verbenas in two colors and also vervains. Huisache tree blossoms--golden-orange little balls that smell very sweet. A mamillaria cactus with flower buds--actually there were two. These tend to grow in clumps but were growing solo here.
While you can't tell from these pictures, the Hike n Bike was fairly busy. Lots of families and pairs bike riding, and a number of solo runners. One fellow was bike riding with his little dog in a basket on the handlebars.