WIND WOLVES PRESERVE SPRING NATURE FESTIVAL 2023
Yes, I visited Wind Wolves Preserve once again, as I have done frequently over the last several weeks. Again, on this visit, new varieties of flowers were starting to bloom.
It’s always a good day at Wind Wolves Preserve.
This weekend (18-19 March 2023) is an especially good one to go visit. It is the Preserve’s annual Spring Nature Festival. I stick to the main drives and take photos from the car. But you can browse the visitor center, learn from the rangers, take hikes, even camp—or better yet participate in various programs. Go visit!
Here are my photos from my visit on Friday, 17 March.
The fields are lush and green, populated with a growing array of wildflowers.
The yellow Fiddleneck are still evident, but they are starting to wane a bit.
The Blue Dicks are still blooming as well.
I even enjoy the grasses!
Close to the road are some little pinkish purple flowers. I think they are some sort of Wood Sorrel. They seem to just be starting to bloom.
These dainty yellow blossoms are showing up too, but I don’t know what they are. Any help would be appreciated.
The birds were pretty active—in the fields. A few stayed visible enough for photos. The meadowlark with its yellow breast and delightful melody is one of my favorites. Even the scrawny teenagers learning to sing.
On the road toward a parking area for some hiking trails, the hills are now turning a bright yellow,
On one scenic tour years ago, the tour guide said with confidence that these yellow flowers are officially called, “Freeway Flowers!” I have also heard them called Goldfields as well as the stuffy sounding Molonopia.
Grape Soda Lupines are some of my favorites!
Way out in a field, I thought I saw a different color—orange not golden yellow—and I finally spotted this one little glump of California Poppies. I bet there will be more on my next visit!
Definitely put a visit to the Wind Wolves Preserve on your list of things to do this spring–even this weekend!
You’ll enjoy it!