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The Wildflowers are Blooming— A Dispatch from Mendonoma


The following is an article written by Jeanne Jackson for her blog Mendonoma Sightings where she documents the wildlife, the land, and the waters of our coast.

Mary Hunter was out with friends looking for wildflowers. The hike didn’t disappoint. She found the white version of Baby Blue Eyes, nemophila menziesii var. atomaria.

Baby Blue Eyes, nemophila menziesii var. atomaria [Pictures taken by Mary Hunter]

And the unique Mission Bells, fritilaria affinis.  

Mission Bells, fritilaria affinis

Here Mary photographed Red Larkspur and Buttercups, Mother Nature’s garden.

Red Larkspur and Buttercups

A wonderful place to see wildflowers now is Manchester State Park. On a recent hike, I found the normal blue-colored Baby Blue Eyes in profusion, a charming sight. And Paintbrush in various colors, and so much more.

Thanks to Mary for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

Today it is warm with no wind. 78 degrees at my place in Anchor Bay.

How Can You Support the Efforts of Mendonoma Sightings?

  • Buy Jeanne Jackson’s book Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year here. The 270-page, full-color documentation of our coast’s beauty would make for a great gift or coffee table conversation piece.
  • Jeanne Jackson has also written two children’s books: Sunny Loves Spring on the California Coast and Sunny Loves Summer on the California Coast. These playful children’s books were written to instill within children a love of nature. Jackson will be publishing the other two seasons this year. Those books can be purchased at
  • Check out Craig Tooley’s incredible photography of our coastline here. Buy some prints of his photos, get them framed, and bring the Mendonoma coast home.
  • “Follow” and “Like” the Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year Facebook page for direct access to Jackson’s dispatches of life on Mendonoma.
  • If you have your own Mendonoma Sighting, contact Jeanne Jackson at to submit your narrative and photograph so she can document the experience.


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