Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wildflowers at Capulin Spring in July

Showy Daisy
 Yesterday, I led a wildflower walk at Capulin Spring, a favorite bird-watching place in the Sandia Mountains.  I had only one person to accompany me and he is also a volunteer wildflower interpretive guide for the Forest Service's Sandia Ranger District.  Wish we had more people with us. The walk at Capulin Spring after three weeks of monsoon rains was spectacular!

After two years of rehabilitation to this picnic area, the disturbed meadows and walkways were alive with beautiful flowers.

Cutleaf Coneflower

Cutleaf Groundsel

Hooker's Evening Primrose

Showy Goldeneye

Fanleaf Buttercup or Crowfoot

Beautiful Fleabane Daisy


Snowberry (fruit)

Richardson's Geranium

Cutleaf Coneflower in various stages of flower opening

Red Elderberry/Flor de Sauco  (fruit)

Cutleaf Coneflowers and Bee

White Checker Mallow below the bird log

Wood Sorrel
Velvet Umbrellawort, member of the 4 O' Clock Family

Scarlet Gilia/Skyrocket


Western Yarrow

Whipple's Penstemon

1 comment:

  1. Very nice. I have nothing but admiration for people to take the time and make the effort to restore our native wildflowers. Many of yours were new to me. Exciting!