Tag Archives: Wheatfield Fork

Will Ericson has been exploring the Wheatfield fork of the Gualala River and some of its tributaries. He found these rare beauties, a colony of California Fawn Lilies, Erythronium californicum.

Will also found a stand of old-growth Redwood trees in his wanderings.

And while he was there, he startled a Spotted Owl from its roosting place, a thrilling sighting of this endangered little owl.

Thanks to Will for allowing me to shared his photos with you here!

Peter Cracknell wanted to see what the Wheatfield Fork of the Gualala River looked like from the Annapolis Road Bridge. Here's what he found.

The Annapolis Road Bridge over the Wheatfield Fork by Peter Cracknell The raging Wheatfield Fork of the Gualala River by Peter Cracknell

John Sperry was out by Stump Beach, which is found at Salt Point State Park, and this is what he found - a seasonal waterfall and stormy seas.

Seasonal waterfall north of Stump Beach by John Sperry Stormy seas off Stump Beach by John Sperry Waterfall at Stump Beach by John Sperry

Now we have a chance to dry out for a few days. After 28 inches in such a short time, we deserve a pause. Hello, sunshine!

Thanks to Peter and John for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

Stream Orchids, Epipactis gigantea, have begun blooming on a rock ledge seep on the Wheatfield fork of the Gualala River. Peter Baye photographed one for us to see their delicate beauty.

Peter also found an uncommon sighting in our area - Wild Licorice, Glycyrrhiza lepidota, blooming in a sunny spot, also along the Wheatfield Fork.

Native People used this plant's root as a food source and for its medicinal qualities.

Thanks to Peter for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see more photography and learn about the Gualala River, here's the web site to Friends of the Gualala River: http://gualalariver.org/