Joatngna Trail

This is a short, easy trail adjacent to the Lower San Antonio Fire Station, not far off Mt. Baldy Road, — it's immediately above the San Antonio Dam, on the road signposted Upland, which is Shinn Road, becoming Mountain Avenue at the county border, where the fire station is located. The area was formerly covered by eucalyptus trees, which burned in the 2003 wildfires. SInce then, the area has been cleared of eucalyptus and the native vegetation is being encouraged. There is plenty of it to see. This is an example of a location that in itself is not spectacularly situated, but is easy to access and offers a substantial variety of native flora. And there is a great view up the canyon towards Mt. Baldy, as shown below.

There is also a web page on this site describing the aftermarth of fire on the Joatngna Trail.

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Overview of Joatngna

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Wall of the San Antonio Dam

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Upstream from lookoiut at top of trail

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Blunt leaved lupine (Lupinus truncatus)

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Blunt leaved lupine (Lupinus truncatus)

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Hall's bush lupine (Lupinus excubitus var. hallii)

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Hall's bush lupine (Lupinus excubitus var. hallii)

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Stinging lupine (Lupinus hirsutissimus)

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Stinging lupine (Lupinus hirsutissimus)

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Stigose lotus (Acmispon strigosus)

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Coulters lupine (Lupinus sparsiflorus)

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Coulters lupine (Lupinus sparsiflorus)

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Deerweed (Acmispon glaber)

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Bramble hairstreak butterfly

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Pale swallowtail butterfly

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Telegraph weed (Heterotheca grandiflora)

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Chaparral whitethorn (Ceanothus leucodermis)

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Chaparral whitethorn (Ceanothus leucodermis)

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Hillslide gooseberry (Ribes californicum var. hesperium)

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White-flowering currant (Ribes indecorum)

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Skunk bush (Rhus aromatica)

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Silk tassel bush (Garrya sp.)

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California coffeeberry (Frangula californica subsp. californica)

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California coffeeberry (Frangula californica subsp. californica)

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Hollyleaf redberry (Rhamnus ilicifolia)

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Tower rockcress (Turritis glabra)

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Chilicothe (Marah macrocarpa)

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Pipestem clematis (Clematis lasiantha)

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California croton (Croton californicus)

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Coffee fern (Pellaea andromedifolia)

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Chia (Salvia columbariae)

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Tree poppy (Dendromecon rigida)

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Sun cup (Camissonia sp.)

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Hairy lacepod (Thysanocarpus curvipes)

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Two color everlasting (Pseudognaphalium biolettii)

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California peony (Paeonia californica)

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California peony (Paeonia californica)

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Chaparral gilia (Gilia angelensis)

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Chaparral gilia (Gilia angelensis)

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Thanks to Jane Strong for assistance in identification of plants, flowers, and butterflies.

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