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FIELD TRIP PHOTO GALLERIES

  Photographs by Michael L. Charters


This photo gallery is more or less a follow-up to my Field Trips Log which I maintained for several years. The task of writing the Log entries became somewhat onerous, and this photographic format has taken its place. NOTE: An upside-down V next to the common name indicates that it was a new taxon for me, and asterisks indicate non-native species. I am maintaining a list of taxa I find that are new to me, and it can be found here. If you are looking for a particular species in the Photo Gallery, you may consult a list here which I will try to keep as up to date as possible. I thank the people who contacted me with information regarding plant locations. If you would like to be on a mailing list to receive notification of new Photo Gallery pages, please contact me at: mmlcharters[AT]gmail.com. If you would rather not receive e-mail notifications of new pages, please let me know. The Latin names shown in this website are in accord with Jepson Manual 2nd edition. A list of nomenclatural changes for the species in my website may be consulted here. I express my deep appreciation to all those knowledgeable people who have taken the time to look at these photo galleries and apprise me of errors in identification, and especially to those people who have accompanied me on various field trips and outings who have advanced my knowledge and provided pleasant company. Without them these pages would be the poorer.


"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." -- Henry David Thoreau
"Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy." -- Isaac Newton
"Never does Nature say one thing and Wisdom another." -- Juvenal


1994

VOYAGE TO THE NORTH POLE JULY

2007

JEPSON WORKSHOP: PANAMINT MOUNTAINS

2008

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA JANUARY
RED BUTTE WASH, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FEBRUARY
HENDERSON CANYON, ANZA-BORREGO MARCH
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MARCH
ANTELOPE VALLEY APRIL
KELSO VALLEY, KERN COUNTY APRIL
JEPSON WORKSHOP: EAST MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE APRIL

YUCCA VALLEY/PIONEERTOWN APRIL/MAY
CACTUS SPRINGS, SANTA ROSA MTS MAY
ALGODONES DUNES, IMPERIAL COUNTY MAY
MT. EDNA ROAD, SAN JACINTO MTS MAY
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MAY
RED ROCK CANYON, KERN COUNTY MAY
WILD ROSE CANYON, INYO COUNTY MAY
LOCKWOOD VALLEY/MUTAU FLATS ROAD, VENTURA COUNTY MAY
MT. PINOS, KERN COUNTY MAY/JUNE
MT. WILSON TRAIL, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
MUTAU FLATS ROAD BURN AREA, VENTURA COUNTY JUNE
OJAI VALLEY, VENTURA COUNTY JUNE
SAN GABRIEL MTS FRONT RANGE, LOS ANGELES COUNTY JUNE
CHILAO, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
MUTAU FLATS ROAD TO THORN MEADOWS, VENTURA COUNTY JUNE
ICEHOUSE CANYON, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
MT. BALDY, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
HIDDEN LAKE, SAN JACINTO MTS JUNE
MT. WATERMAN, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
MCGRATH STATE BEACH, VENTURA COUNTY JULY
SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY JULY
LONG VALLEY TO WELLMAN CIENEGA, SAN JACINTO MTS JULY
MT. BADEN-POWELL, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY
SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS JULY
TRAIL TO SOUTH FORK MEADOWS, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JULY
FISH CREEK MEADOWS AND UPPER FISH CREEK TRAIL AUGUST
TRAIL TO GRINNELL RIDGE, SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS AUGUST
SOUTH FORK TRAIL TO DRY LAKE, SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS AUGUST
POOPOUT MEADOW, SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS AUGUST
SOUTH FORK TRAIL TO DOLLAR LAKE, SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS AUGUST
UPPER FISH CREEK TRAIL TO MINE SHAFT SADDLE AUGUST
MT. WILSON TRAIL, SAN GABRIEL MTS SEPTEMBER
SOUTH FORK MEADOWS, SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS SEPTEMBER
POOPOUT HILL TO MT. SAN GORGONIO SUMMIT SEPTEMBER
MIDDLE FORK LYTLE CREEK, SAN GABRIEL MTS SEPTEMBER
COOPER CANYON, SAN GABRIEL MTS SEPTEMBER
SANTA ANA RIVER TO ASPEN GROVE AND BIG MEADOWS SEPTEMBER
GARNER VALLEY AND SANTA ROSA MT ROAD OCTOBER
SUNRISE HIGHWAY, LAGUNA MOUNTAINS OCTOBER

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, SAN JACINTO AND SANTA ROSA MOUNTAINS
NATIONAL MONUMENT OCTOBER

SAM MERRILL TRAIL TO INSPIRATION POINT NOVEMBER
HOLY JIM CANYON, SANTA ANA MTS NOVEMBER


2009


BUTLER CANYON, ANZA-BORREGO JANUARY
WINTER CREEK/MT. ZION TRAILS, SAN GABRIEL MTS JANUARY
UPPER ZUMA CANYON, SANTA MONICA MTS FEBRUARY
ALGODONES DUNES, IMPERIAL COUNTY FEBRUARY
COYOTE CANYON/BOX CANYON, ANZA-BORREGO FEBRUARY
JONES PEAK, SAN GABRIEL MTS FEBRUARY
WHITEWATER CANYON FEBRUARY
DUMP WASH/BORREGO BADLANDS, ANZA-BORREGO FEBRUARY
ANZA-BORREGO ROAD TRIP MARCH
CORN SPRINGS ROAD/DESERT CENTER MARCH
CLARK VALLEY/PALM CANYON, ANZA-BORREGO MARCH
CORN SPRINGS/CHUCKWALLA MTS MARCH
SANTA FE DAM BASIN, LOS ANGELES COUNTY MARCH
PALEN PASS ROAD, RIVERSIDE COUNTY MARCH
CYRUS CANYON, KERN RIVER VALLEY MARCH
RED ROCK CANYON, KERN COUNTY MARCH
WHITEWATER CANYON APRIL PART ONE
WHITEWATER CANYON APRIL PART TWO
JEPSON WORKSHOP: SALINE VALLEY, INYO COUNTY APRIL
UPPER SOLSTICE CANYON, SANTA MONICA MTS APRIL
CASTRO MOTORWAY, SANTA MONICA MTS APRIL
MISHE MOKWE TRAIL/SANDSTONE PEAK, SANTA MONICA MTS MAY
ANGELES FOREST HIGHWAY/MILL CREEK SUMMIT/MT. GLEASON
ROAD, SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY

JOHNSON'S PASTURE, CLAREMONT MAY
HOLY JIM CANYON, SANTA ANA MTS MAY
TRIUNFO CREEK/WESTLAKE VISTA PARKS, SANTA MONICA MTS MAY
SANTA YNEZ CANYON, SANTA MONICA MTS MAY
LIEBRE MOUNTAIN MAY
SAWMILL MOUNTAIN MAY
DEVILS SLIDE TRAIL, SAN JACINTO MTS MAY
JEPSON WORKSHOP: SAN JACINTO MTS MAY
YUCCA VALLEY JUNE
NEW PUPPIES JUNE
WHITING RANCH WILDERNESS PARK, ORANGE COUNTY JUNE
DEER SPRINGS TRAIL, SAN JACINTO MTS JUNE
DAWSON SADDLE TRAIL TO THROOP PEAK, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
FISH CANYON NARROWS, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY
SAN GABRIEL MTS MID-ELEVATION SUMMER FLORA JULY
CAMINO CIELO ROAD, SANTA BARBARA CO. JULY
METCALF MEADOW, BLUFF LAKE MEADOW, AND LEMON LILY
SPRINGS, SAN BERNARDINO MTS AUGUST

SPECIES SEEN IN ONLY A SINGLE LOCATION
MT. WILSON TOLL ROAD, SAN GABRIEL MTS AUGUST
EASTERN SIERRAS
KENNEDY MEADOWS, TULARE COUNTY SEPTEMBER
NEW YORK MTS, EAST MOJAVE SEPTEMBER
PUPPIES AT 6 MONTHS
HALLOWEEN



2010

ELEPHANT TREES, ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK FEBRUARY
WHITEWATER CANYON FEBRUARY
MT. WILSON TRAIL FEBRUARY
MISSION CREEK PRESERVE FEBRUARY
ELEPHANT TREES, ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK MARCH
WHITEWATER CANYON MARCH PART ONE
"RARE FLOWER FOUND IN BALLONA WETLANDS" MARCH
WHITEWATER CANYON MARCH PART TWO
WHITEWATER CANYON APRIL PART ONE
VASQUEZ ROCKS NATURAL AREA APRIL PART ONE
WHITEWATER CANYON APRIL PART TWO
DESERT PINES WILDLIFE SANCTUARY APRIL
VASQUEZ ROCKS NATURAL AREA APRIL PART TWO
LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS PARK MAY
ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK MAY
SANTA ROSA PLATEAU MAY
GLENDORA RIDGE ROAD/GLENDORA MOUNTAIN ROAD, SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY
JEPSON WORKSHOP: KINGS RIVER CANYON, SIERRA NEVADAS JUNE
IDYLLWILD COUNTY PARK, SAN JACINTO MTS JUNE
HEAPS PEAK ARBORETUM, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JUNE
SOUTH FORK TRAIL TO DRY LAKE, SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS JULY
DEVASTATION AT POOPOUT MEADOW, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JULY
SOUTH FORK MEADOWS AND FLUME TRAIL, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JULY
LITTLE GREEN VALLEY, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JULY
POOPOUT HILL TO SAN GORGONIO SUMMIT, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JULY
MARION MOUNTAIN/DEER SPRINGS TRAIL TO LITTLE ROUND
VALLEY, SAN JACINTO MTS JULY

MT. PINOS, KERN COUNTY AUGUST
STATION FIRE BURN AREA, CHILAO TO CHARLTON FLATS,
SAN GABRIEL MTS AUGUST

WESTERN CAPE AND NAMAQUALAND, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST/SEPTEMBER


2011

SHIVELA TRAIL, SANTA ROSE PLATEAU APRIL
SANTA ROSA PLATEAU BURN AREA APRIL
GRANITE LOOP TRAIL, SANTA ROSE PLATEAU MAY
NEW DIXIE MINE ROAD, MOJAVE DESERT MAY
ARROYO SECO/BROWN MOUNTAIN FIRE ROAD MAY
WEST FORK, SAN GABRIEL RIVER MAY/JUNE
CUSHENBURY CANYON, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JUNE
SOME UNIDENTIFIED FLOWERS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND AND WALES JUNE
FLOWERS FROM GUY LLOYD'S GARDEN, WALES JUNE
BLUFF LAKE MEADOW AND ENVIRONS, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JULY
LILY SPRINGS SURVEY AREA, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY PART ONE
LILY SPRINGS SURVEY AREA, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY PART TWO



2012

BOX CANYON ROAD, MECCA HILLS, RIVERSIDE COUNTY JANUARY
SOUTH ENTRANCE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND
NORTHERN BOX CANYON ROAD JANUARY

PAINTED CANYON, MECCA HILLS, RIVERSIDE COUNTY JANUARY
BISNAGA ALTA WASH, ANZA BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK FEBRUARY
MALIBU CREEK GRAND TOUR, SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS FEBRUARY
LOST PALMS OASIS, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FEBRUARY
MASTODON PEAK LOOP, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FEBRUARY
DEVIL CANYON, SANTA SUSANA MTS MARCH
JEPSON WORKSHOP: DEATH VALLEY MARCH
OREONANA VESTITA AT WINDY GAP AND MT. WILLIAMSON, SAN GABRIEL MTS MARCH
BURTON MESA, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MARCH
SAM MERRILL TRAIL TO ECHO MOUNTAIN, SAN GABRIEL MTS APRIL
FLIGHT ABOARD THE ZEPPELIN EUREKA APRIL
RANCHO SAN ANTONIO COUNTY PARK AND OPEN SPACE
PRESERVE, SANTA CLARA COUNTY APRIL
BEES, BEETLES, BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER BUGS
HARFORD SPRINGS RESERVE, RIVERSIDE COUNTY APRIL

PEBBLE PLAINS, BALDWIN LAKE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE,
SAN BERNARDINO MTS APRIL

SAN MATEO CANYON WILDERNESS, CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST APRIL
CULP VALLEY, ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK MAY
HUNGRY VALLEY STATE VEHICULAR RECREATION AREA MAY
HOBO CANYON, SAN JOAQUIN HILLS, ORANGE COUNTY MAY
HARFORD SPRINGS RESERVE, RIVERSIDE COUNTY MAY
BOX SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESERVE, RIVERSIDE COUNTY MAY
MONROVIA HILLSIDE WILDERNESS PRESERVE MAY
PYGMY PLANTS
CASTLE ROCK TRAIL AND ENVIRONS, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JUNE
WINTER CREEK LOOP, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
PINE KNOT TRAIL, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JUNE
BURKHART TRAIL, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY
CHARLTON FLAT, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY
MY YARD JULY
NOBLE CANYON, SAN DIEGO COUNTY JULY
EASTERN COLORADO DESERT AUGUST
LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM AUGUST
WESTERN CAPE AND NAMAQUALAND, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST/SEPTEMBER



2013

WHITTIER NARROWS, LOS ANGELES COUNTY MARCH
CHAMISAL MESA, SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS APRIL
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, MILL CREEK SUMMIT TO PACIFICO MOUNTAIN, SAN GABRIEL MTS APRIL
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, LITTLE ROCK CREEK ROAD TO PACIFICO MOUNTAIN, SAN GABRIEL MTS APRIL
FISH CANYON FALLS, SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, LITTLE ROCK CREEK ROAD TO THREE POINTS, SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, THREE POINTS TO CLOUDBURST SUMMIT, SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, CLOUDBURST SUMMIT TO COOPER CANYON, SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, COOPER CANYON TO EAGLES ROOST, SAN GABRIEL MTS
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, EAGLES ROOST TO ISLIP SADDLE, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
UPPER DARK CANYON TRAIL/MT. LUKENS ROAD, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, ISLIP SADDLE TO THROOP PEAK, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, PACIFICO MOUNTAIN AND ENVIRONS, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, THROOP PEAK TO VINCENT GAP, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, VINCENT GAP TO BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT TO GUFFY CAMP, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, GUFFY CAMP TO GOBBLER'S KNOB, SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS JULY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, GOBBLER'S KNOB TO SHARPLESS RANCH ROAD, SAN GABRIEL MTS AUGUST/NOVEMBER
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, SHARPLESS RANCH ROAD TO SWARTHOUT CANYON ROAD, SAN GABRIEL MTS AUGUST
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, SWARTHOUT CANYON ROAD TO CAJON, SAN GABRIEL MTS AUGUST
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, MILL CREEK SUMMIT TO MT. GLEASON OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, MT. GLEASON TO NORTH FORK SADDLE NOVEMBER



2014


PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, CAJON TO SWARTHOUT CANYON ROAD MARCH
PEARBLOSSOM HIGHWAY, LOS ANGELES COUNTY APRIL
BOB'S GAP APRIL
PLACERITA CANYON, LOS ANGELES COUNTY APRIL
ELIZABETH LAKE/MUNZ RANCH ROAD, LOS ANGELES COUNTY APRIL
ANTELOPE VALLEY POPPY RESERVE, LOS ANGELES COUNTY APRIL
BROWN MOUNTAIN FIRE ROAD, LOS ANGELES COUNTY MAY
EATON SADDLE TO MT. LOWE AND SAN GABRIEL PEAK, SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS MAY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, VINCENT GAP TO BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY
MT. LOWE ROAD AND SUNSET RIDGE TRAIL, SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS MAY
MONROVIA CANYON, LOS ANGELES COUNTY MAY/JUNE
FRAZIER MOUNTAIN, VENTURA COUNTY JUNE
JEPSON WORKSHOP: TEJON RANCH JUNE
WEST WATERMAN TRAIL, SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS JUNE
UNNAMED CREEK, SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS JUNE
SWITZER FALLS TRAIL, SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS JUNE
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, CLOUDBURST SUMMIT TO THREE POINTS, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, THREE POINTS TO LITTLE ROCK CREEK ROAD, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY

2015

FLOWERING PLANTS OF FISH CANYON, SAN GABRIEL MTS
FLOWERING PLANTS OF PLACERITA CANYON, SAN GABRIEL MTS
FLOWERING PLANTS OF SANTA FE DAM
JEPSON WORKSHOP: MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE APRIL
PUMA CANYON ECOLOGICAL RESERVE, PINON HILLS APRIL/MAY
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, CLOUDBURST SUMMIT TO COOPER CANYON AND BUCKHORN CAMPGROUND,
SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY

MT. WATERMAN, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
FLOWERING PLANTS OF TABLE MOUNTAIN, SAN GABRIEL MTS
JEPSON WORKSHOP: WHITE MOUNTAINS AUGUST



2016

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK FEBRUARY

OJAI FRITILLARY MARCH
JEPSON WORKSHOP: TEJON RANCH MARCH
SANTA ROSA PLATEAU ECOLOGICAL RESERVE MARCH
PENTACHAETA/WESTLAKE VISTA TRAILS, SANTA MONICA MTS APRIL
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK APRIL
JOSEPHINE FIRE ROAD AND COLBY CANYON TRAIL, SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY
BLUE RIDGE MTS, VIRGINIA LATE MAY
RED BOX TO STRAWBERRY PEAK AND STRAWBERRY MEADOWS, SAN GABRIEL MTS MAY/JUNE
TABLE MOUNTAIN, SAN GABRIEL MTS JUNE
ONYX SUMMIT TO ONYX PEAK, SAN BERNARDINO MTS JUNE
JEPSON WORKSHOP: ROCK CREEK, SIERRA NEVADA MTS JULY
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK AUGUST

2017

CLAYTONIA PEIRSONII SSP. PEIRSONII



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