|Coyote Creek East Fork|
Date: May 26, 2019
Place: Henry W. Coe State Park, Morgan Hill, California
Coordinates: 37.178681, -121.475425
Length: 3 miles
|Morning at Shafer Corral|
|Shafer Corral camp area|
|Coyote Creek east fork near Shafer Corral|
The creek was belted on both sides by wide strips of lush green vegetation that showed no signs of drying. I don't know if this creek runs year round but I do know (and not just from the vegetation lines) that it can and does run much higher and wider at ears of good rainfall.
|Coyote Creek, East Fork|
|Telegraph Weed, Heterotheca grandiflora|
|Butterfly Mariposa Lily, Calochortus venustus|
|Chick Lupine, Lupinus heterophyllus|
|Creek and Monkeyflowers|
And I found a blooming penstemon!
|Foothill Penstemon, Penstemon heterophyllus|
We all sat by the creek, skipping pebbles and chatting. I took my shoes off and cooled my feet. Then stretched down on my belly on the shore and in no time drifted off to sleep.
|Coyote Creek south fork|
|A natural bouquet of Lupine, Owl's Clover, and Lotus.|
|California Quail, male|