Image of the Month - May 2016

June 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
One of my favorite late spring hikes is the Mary Bowerman Trail near the summit of Mount Diablo. The hike is not challenging by any means - less than a mile in length and and level. However, the trail circles the summit and provides spectacular 360-degree views. Even better are the wildflowers that continue to bloom as the lower slopes of the mount...
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Image of the Month - April 2016

May 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
After 4 years of drought the winter of 2015-2016, fueled by "El Nino"storms, brought abundant rainfall to Mount Diablo. The mountain responded with a spectacular Spring wildflower display. I captured this image of a Goldenbush, Lupine, and Paintbrush extravaganza on the slopes of North Peak during Save Mount Diablo's BioBlitz event.
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Image of the Month - March 2016

May 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
2016 was the year of the "superbloom" in Death Valley - Fall and Winter rains enabling an outrageous display of wildflowers that attracted visitors from all over the world. We had made plans for a Spring desert trip to Death Valley long before the superbloom made the news. Fortunately, Death Valley is a BIG place and you can always find solitude if...
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Image of the Month - February 2016

April 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
When I see the first Sara Orange-tip butterfly of the year on Mount Diablo, I know that Spring is on the way. Mitchell Canyon is a great place to find this species busily patrolling the trails and hillsides. As is the case with many butterflies, they are difficult to photograph well, because they are always in motion. I photographed this Sara Orang...
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Image of the Month - January 2016

February 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Whenever we visit family in South Florida, we also try to plan several visits to a couple of amazing wetlands in Palm Beach County - the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, and the Green Cay Wetlands. Both of these places are part of municipal water treatment systems that use the wetlands as part of the treatment process. They have extensive boardwalks that ar...
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