Lupin hillside

A Season of Wildflowers

In a hilly landscape of mixed oak forests and open grasslands

Lupin hillside

A catalog of over 180 wildflower species growing on Bell Springs Mountain in the Northern California Coast Range


The wildflower blooming period is slightly different every year depending on the weather but generally begins in March and continues through October.

Photographs are divided into 4 galleries of the blooming season


The Native Oak Woodlands

A gallery of seasonal changes

Late Winter

Mossy white oaks in late winter

Moss covered White Oak


Oaks Purdi iris in midsummer

Iris Purdyi under Black Oak


Photographed by Doug Zimmerman


All photographs copyrighted. © Doug Zimmerman