Camassia Natural Area Loop

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Camassia Natural Area Loop

Postby PoC » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:28 pm

This area was purchased by The Nature Conservancy in 1962. They've done a bunch of remediation including tearing out a lot of english ivy and poison oak. It is named for the plentiful Camas plants that are common in that area. Back during the Missoula Floods which reached Oregon, boulders were either exposed from the flooding or carried down from the north. These boulders create a microclimate that trap heat and has a thin topsoil layer over top of the solid rock.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
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Some kind of orange polypore
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Where the Camas thrive - they're past flowering and have seed pods on them this time of year
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Camas pod
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Fool's Onion/Harvest Brodiaea (Brodiaea coronaria)
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I suspect this may be a Meadow Deervetch (Hosackia pinnata, formerly Lotus pinnatus)
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Peely bark of a madrone (Arbutus menziesii)
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Osprey nest up in a cell tower
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I think this is Gilia capitata - Bluehead Gilia
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Oregon White Oak, Garry Oak (Quercus garryana)
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Wild Grape growing over Poison Oak growing over Oregon White Oak
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Mt. Hood
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