- Author: Kathleen Craig
With the recent rain and warmer weather, my thoughts turn to taking hikes in the wildflower-covered hills.
Keeping my Solano County favorites in mind, I took a look at what websites might give more information and was pleased to find lots of excellent pictures and information.
Here are the places where I have seen the most spectacular wildflower displays:
Rockville Hills Park: we once hiked this park and found a stunning hill that had sprouted an impressive carpet of blue Forget-Me-Nots under a centuries-old oak tree.
For more information and stunning photography, see:
Jepson Prairie: Not exactly spectacular, but very interesting! (Given the pandemic this might be something you put off until next year) We took an organized docent-led walk around vernal pools on the Jepson Prairie and saw many rare wildflowers. You might see plants such as Solano grass, dwarf Downingia, Meadowfoam, and Yellow Carpet. I highly recommend going with a docent, who will show you samples up close and give information about how delicate the prairie ecosystem actually is. For more information and an exhaustive list of plants to be viewed there check out: