Browne Creek wildflowers
by David Bedry, 7 May 2023
Four of us met at the north end of the mall to carpool to Browne Creek. Dinner Rock Park is still closed. We parked at the gate for about a fifteen minute walk to the area where the wildflowers were finally blooming. The chocolate lilies are finally starting to bloom. We also saw yellow monkey flowers, shooting stars, white death camus, saxifrage, strawberry flowers, and Oregon grape flowers.
One of the members had her cell phone along which she opened up to a birding app called Merlin. It would identify the bird songs so we had a birding by ear field trip as well. We could not see everything that it identified, but a treat was to see two brown creepers.