Hillside walk, 27 October 2014
New for the season this week is California brickelbush (Brickellia californica) although it looks like it may also have been flowering last week, and possibly earlier when we were out of town. The number of blooms is far less than last year. The plants themselves have major parts that have died in the drought.
For the first time in several months, the toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) has no flowers — last week it was just a single flower, or maybe it was two flowers.
Apart from that, conditions continue basically as they were last week.