Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cerro Alto Summer hiking

Cerro Alto early Summer beauty 

below are photos of the Madrone tree shedding . This tree is native to the north coast and produces beautiful hard wood , it also produces a berry in the fall that wild life love to eat . Native Americans also ate the berry . 
Below is a photo of leafs on a Bay Laurel tree , This leaf is used as a seasoning , The berry / seed is eaten by wild life , and in the fall the berry drops to the ground and then it is edible for humans as the natives of long ago ate this as a supplement food and used it for medicinal purposes making a topical ointment for skin and joint ailments . Good medicine for poison oak . 

Below is a Bay Laurel leaf and berry / seed 

The Wood Pecker was shot with a small point and shoot camera from a distance of approx. 200 ft. I got lucky .

Note that these photos were made late into the evening as the heat wave made me hike late for the past ten days in order to enjoy some cooler weather .  A couple I hiked late into the night . 9 and 10 PM>

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