Posted by: James Wapotich | May 1, 2017

Trail Quest: Carrizo Plain Wildflowers

Visited the Carrizo Plain a couple weeks ago to see the wildflowers. While visiting the different locations with wildflowers I spotted an avocet in one of the side channels flowing into Soda Lake and so stopped to take some photos. Standing there, I sensed some movement to my right and it was a San Joaquin kit fox sunning itself, wondering what I was doing. I took a couple shots and then thought it’d be great if the fox moved around some so I could some more interesting photos and few moments later the fox got up, stretched and then walked over to what looked like the entrance to its den and then wandered around, stopping to stretch, scratch, yawn and generally look cute. The article appears in section A of today’s edition of Santa Barbara News-Press. The next article will be on the hike to Caliente Mountain.

Older articles can be seen by scrolling down or using the search feature in the upper right corner. Articles from the News-Press appear here a couple months after they appear in the paper.

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The Temblor Mountains frame a view of the wildflowers at Carrizo Plain

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Wildflowers and the Temblor Mountains frame a view of Soda Lake

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San Joaquin kit fox

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san joaquin kit fox resting carrizo plain

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