Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Bad Gopher


San Francisco Wallflower, March 6, 2023

March 7

March 8

I was so glad to see my first-of-the-season local San Francisco Wallflower (Erysimum franciscanum) on March 6, and when I checked it out again the next morning it looked sad and droopy, as if weighted down with rain. Unfortunately, a closer look revealed an even sadder situation, a nearby gopher hole. When I checked again this morning there was no longer any sign of the wallflower.

Wallflower, Bush Lupine & Bracken at Grandview Park (3/24/2020)


It wasn't there yesterday, so here is the first bloom for Grandview Park, caught on March 9, 2023. The first handful of lupine blossoms has also come out.

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