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Lupine Spectacular in the Bald Hills

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Date: May 20, 2009
Contact: Rick Nolan, 707-465-7304

Redwood National and State Parks staff has noted that the spring bloom of lupine in the park’s Bald Hills is one of the best in years. This year’s display rivals the bloom in 2007, which was described by some as the best on fifty years.

Located east of Orick in the Redwood Creek watershed, the area is
accessible from Bald Hills Road that leaves Highway 101 just north of Orick. The larger prairies along the road start about ten miles east of Hwy 101. The best of the main bloom is in the Copper Creek drainage, about 15 miles up Bald Hills Road.

The peak bloom of lupine should last at least until the end of May. There is also a variety of other wildflowers to appreciate including delphiniums, native buttercups, baby blue eyes, and many more. The fresh green of the hillsides alone is worth the trip!

For further information on access to the Bald Hills in Redwood National and State Parks contact the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center at 707-465-7765.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Elk once ranged over most of the United States from Maine to New Mexico. By 1860, the eastern elk had been eliminated by hunters. By 1912, about 124 Roosevelt elk remained in northern California. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park became an elk refuge in 1923 where elk are common today.