Roger's Pick: Spring has sprung!


Last updated 4/1/2010 at Noon

Linnea admires a solitary chocolate lily in a meadow at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve.

The El Nino moist winter that we just experienced in North San Diego County has brought about the arrival of a banner wild flower season throughout California’s native landscape. From the southern Coachella valley of Anza Borrego to the higher valleys and hills of Central California, this is a good year to go out and enjoy a bounty of native flora and wildlife.

On a recent trip up to the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, just north of Fallbrook, I found a world all unto its own. There are ancient oak woodlands, unique vernal pools with transparent fairy shrimp and swatches of native...

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