It’s a TBT Thursday Picture! I took this shot of an Indian Warrior (Pedicularis densiflora) back in January, 2015.
I was hiking through the Thornewood Open Space Preserve when I came across several of these bright red flowers. The Indian Warrior is a California Native perennial herb. I see them most often in our Oak forests. The Thornewood Preserve is a small preserve with only about 1.5 miles of trails. This is one of our preserves where dogs on leash are allowed. I remember seeing several beagles, full of energy, along the Bridle Trail. The Beagles, barking and dragging their human through the second growth douglas fir and redwoods, were having a great time!
Where are you hiking this weekend?
If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.