In spring, in late February – April Shell Creek Road becomes an important destination for wildflower enthusiasts and especially – for photographers. Diverse scenery and diversity of plants provide plenty of excellent views.
Floral display for most time is excellent, although there are less impressive years such as 2009. But even in 2009 Shell Creek still was well worth coming.
River got its name from fossils – ancient shells.
These meadows are included in the following list:
Shell Creek Road meadows on the map
|Location, GPS coordinates:||35.46434 N 120.33701 W|
|Rating:||(1 / 5)|
|Where is located?||North America, United States, California, San Luis Obispo County, 130 km north-west from Santa Barbara, north from Carrisa highway 58, both sides from Shell Creek Road|
|Dominating species:||Goldfields (Lasthenia sp.), coastal tidy tip (Layia platyglossa ( Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) A.Gray), baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii Hook. & Arn.), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica Cham.) and others|
Video of Shell Creek Road meadows
Bruce Merchant, April 2019
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