Sunday, June 26, 2016
Walk Leaders: Judith Holm and Barb Hinde (unable to come)
This was a lively, fun group, game to fully participate. With keen birders along, it was 50-50 for the plants and birds! We learned from each other: there was twice as much of interest to discover.
The plant theme was habitats, with a particular focus on the habitat and plant community where Henderson’s Checker-mallow (Sidalcea hendersonii) thrives in this estuary:
- open to full sunshine
- but sheltered by nearby shrubs and trees
- some tidal influence
- higher than the wet habitat of Lyngbye’s Sedge and Cattails
- lower than the dryer habitat along the old dykes
- Seacoast Angelica (Angelica lucida) can almost always be found close to Henderson’s Checker-mallow.
Thank you to Jim Meyer for the photographs.
Prepared by Judith Holm