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 Road still was well worth coming.
River got its name from fossils – ancient shells.
Shell Creek Road meadows are included in the following list:
|Coordinates:||35.46434 N 120.33701 W|
|Address:||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|
Although California is one of states in the United States of America, Americans often compare it to a separate country, e.g. “if California would be a country, it would have the eighth largest economy in the world”. We can go on with this comparison – California has more landmarks and attractions than many large countries of the world.
Biotope is rather small area with uniform environmental conditions and specific community of life. Wondermondo describes biotopes and ecosystems which have striking looks, look very beautiful or have other unusual characteristics.
Winner of the Best Guidebook Award from Outdoor Writers Association of California! San Luis Obispo County is located where the white sand beaches of Central California merge with the dramatic Big Sur coastline. Ranging inland from the Pacific Ocean are oak-studded hills, verdant farmland, pristine mountain lakes, and the 5,000-foot Santa Lucia Range of the Los Padres National Forest.
In and Around San Luis Obispo takes the reader on a quick tour of the Central Coast, providing behind-the-scenes glimpses into this region s many locations, sight and attractions. Author Barbara Wolcott acts as tour guide providing historical facts about the area s many jewels.