Frenzel Creek Research Natural Area

Original Publication DATE: 5/26/2011

The first journey of the summer has begun and as I make my way south to the Sierra San Pedro Martir botanically diverse destinations will craft the route I drive. The first stop was not too far from home, but a place I had not yet been. The serpentine soils along the Frenzel Creek Research Natural Area foster the sympatric overlap of two cypresses–along with many other unique serpentine plants. Enjoy the photo-blog, as I won’t have a lot of time to write with many miles to travel.

Frenzel Creek RNA

MacNab cypress grow in a shrubby form in the uplands growing with leather oak among other species.

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Cupressus macnabiana

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McNab cypress in the foreground on the upper slopes and Sargent cypress in the background along the creek bottoms.

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Sargent cypress along Frenzel Creek

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Cupressus sargentii

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Ghost pine (Pinus sabiniana) were common

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Serpentine barrens above Frenzel Creek

Calochortus amabilis

Calochortus amabilis

Epipactis gigantea

Epipactis gigantea

COMMENT:
AUTHOR: Jeffrey Kane
DATE: 5/26/2011 11:49:07 PM
sweet dude. hope your trip goes well. look forward to hearing about it. safe travels.

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