SDSU Retirement Association Silverwood trip April 20, 2006
This was our third visit since the fires in 2003.
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David Shepard discussing the morning's plans with resident manager Phil Lambert. We divided into two groups and David lead one group and Phil the other group.

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Bill Pease

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Jack Delora

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Andy Olson, Jack Delora, and Flo Benjamin enjoying coffee before the walk through Silverwood.

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Andy Olson, Linda Delora, Jack Delora, and Flo Benjamin.

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Our leaders David and Ann Shepard.  Ann made muffins and brought coffee for us.

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Phil Lambert, resident 
manager was our guide.

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The California Lilacs were all in bloom.

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wild peas
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The surface of this rock was exploding during the fire. You can see where sheets of rock have peeled off the rock.

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This is a native cutrus bush.

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This is a scrub oak gall

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Dicentra chrysantha, Golden Ear Drop Poppy grows very tall and only grows the first few years after a fire. The seeds will remain dormant in the ground until the next fire and then the plants will germinate and grow for a few seasons.

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Phil Lambert, Linda Delora, and Flo Benjamin


Ceanothus leucodermis 
Common name: White Bark California Lilac 
 

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Miki Tsuneyoshi and 
Lucille Wendling after 
the nature walk.

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Hal Walba

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Betty and Bill Pease

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Virginia Flagg, Flo Benjiman, and Miki Tsuneyoshi at lunch at Barona casino

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Sandy Gaudur and Virginia Flagg's daughter-in-law Anita Flagg.

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Hal Walba and Pat Coffey at lunch

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Aubry and Lucille Wendling


One interesting thing Phil told us was that ticks in California bite reptiles and the blood of the reptile kills lyme disease.  That is why lyme disease is not as prevalant in Southern California as it is in other areas.

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