The ghost of a fallen oak tree. Ash is all that remains of this tree whose purpose now is to fertilize new growth.
Young Lupine catching water droplets.
Laurel Sumac pushing up through the ashes.
This distressed barrel cactus is sending out new growth.
Do oak trees bleed? One would think after viewing this sap extruded by a distressed surviving oak. It is believed this sap is part of a self healing mechanism.
Oak "blood" caught by a fallen leaf.
Fresh gopher hole.
The re-greening of the grasslands area of the park.
Rebirth and Regrowth
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
As expected, things are slowly picking up in the park. There is new growth everywhere and it is not even spring yet! Thanks to gentle rains and a moderate climate, plants are already pushing their way up through the ash from our recent fire. Park staff is hoping this growth continues to help secure the ground before harder rains arrive. There is also evidence that burrowing animals are returning.
Scroll down to view more photos all taken during the second week of December 2003.
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