UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
Sutter Buttes Field Trip
March 25, 2017

Although the wildflowers were later than expected this year, we saw plenty of lovely Oaks and Fungi!

Photos by Jan Fetler

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People - 38 in attendance were divided into 2 groups with guides


The whole gang at lunch

Ascent

Guess who with the oldest oak?

Pat Schink

Gary Headley

Dennis Gunvalson/James Evans-Brown

Our half of the group

Our guide and land owner

Mark and Bonnie Thalken

Descent

The Bones

(Photo by Pam Bone)
Our Guide before we head out

(Photo by Pam Bone)
Land owner (Guide's wife) following her brother

I'm so sorry a photo I took of our organizers
(Belinda Beckett and Patrice Cox) did not turn out.

:-(

Fungi was plentiful with all the rain this year--lots of decomposing wood!


Unusual and lovely

Mystery Fungi

Turkey Tails
Trametes versicolor

Turkey Tails
Trametes versicolor

Turkey Tails
Trametes versicolor

Turkey Tails
Trametes versicolor

Turkey Tails
Trametes versicolor

This is why it gets the name

Turkey Tails
Trametes versicolor
     

Oaks - Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) and Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) were just leafing out


The grandaddy of all the oaks










 

The Rest - Views, Flora and Fauna


Water crossing

Fog hiding the mountain

Fog lifting looks like
a volcano!

Valley Tassels
Castilleja attenuata

Mini Lupine
Lupinus bicolor

Mini Lupine
Lupinus bicolor

Rock wall

Rock wall

Life on the ranch

Mountain top

Fiddleneck
Amsinkia intermedia

Fiddleneck
Amsinkia intermedia

Western Clematis
Clematis ligusticifolia

Western Clematis
Clematis ligusticifolia

Fallen flower

Bovine
Mom calling her naughty child

Mountain peak

The view

Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum

Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum

Birds Eye Gilia
Gilia tricolor

Birds Eye Gilia
Gilia tricolor

Lovely day

Bovine

Narrow Leaved Mule Ears
Wyethia angustifolia

Narrow Leaved Mule Ears
Wyethia angustifolia

Dotseed Plantain
Plantago erecta

Dotseed Plantain
Plantago erecta

Bovine

Bovine
Nap time

Hillside Woodland Star
Lithophragma heterophyllum

Hillside Woodland Star
Lithophragma heterophyllum

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly on
Fiddleneck
Amsinkia intermedia

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