"We" means Jane Strong and myself.
8 January 2010 added link to keith haworth's pix in plants/index; removed closure date on main page from last year.
14 February 2009 updated vp and bloom status, from kay madore's report, and put her detailed report online.
8 February 2009 added closure info from kevin smith.
10 January 2009 added link to david jones page on srp coyotes from "large mammals" page.
5 January 2009 updated vp status, from kay madore's report, and put her detailed report online.
21 December 2008 added a bit to the 12/20/08 trip report.
20 December 2008 added current srp status, ted st. john fairy shrimp pix and movie, and 12/20/08 trip report.
20 March 2008 added first attempt to retake an erdelsky photo.
18 March 2008 updated status from today's walk, and added detailed report.
17 March 2008 updated blooms from kay's report, and put her detailed report online.
9 March 2008 updated status from kay's report, and put her detailed report online.
5 February 2008 updated status from today's trip, and added trip report.
1 February 2008 added SRP re-opening notice from ed kenny; updated status with current pool depth and dry-up date and link to new pool critter page; updated intro to observations to add notes on learning curve, and otherwise bring that page up to date.
28 January 2008 added closure notice from kevin smith.
19 January 2008 corrected url for link to tadpoles of southern California, thanks to input from Rich Schilk.
15 January 2008 added version of pool critters complete for fairy shrimp, frogs and toads, with notes for other critters; changed "toad egg" page into "clover fern spore case" page.
14 January 2008 major update to vernal pool pages. Complete revision of main page; added pages on Timetable of Animal Events at the Main Vernal Pool; How the Main Pool Forms and Disappears; Historical Records for the Main Vernal Pool at the Santa Rosa Plateau; Size Of Main Vernal Pool and Human-Caused Changes With Time, and put online a work-in-progress draft of Introduction To The Pool Critters.
13 January 2008 significantly updated main page on vernal pools to remove incorrect statement about the "clay seal" and to add explanations of how the depressions formed in the basalt and how the pool forms and vanishes.
11 January 2008 updated vp status, and added detailed trip report from 1/10/08.
5 January 2008 updated vp status, thanks to carole bell, and added timeline for expected animal events.
4 December 2007 added list of plant species in bloom in dec to march; reorganized main page; added link to it and B. santarosae to plant page; updated status pages to reflect their usual lack of being updated.
30 November 2007 revised the ancient valley pages from the discovery of the Santiago Peak Volcanics at clay hill.
26 November 2007 added photographs of the photographer photographing the mapped basalt areas. (:)
25 November 2007 added photographs of the mapped basalt areas; added overall location map, and made a number of significant improvements to the text. Redid ancient basalt contour maps.
24 November 2007 added Ten million year old drainages seen at the Santa Rosa Plateau, both by eye and by reconstruction. Moved geology main page to geology directory from /lists.
10 November 2007 updated vista grande guide from 11/8/07 fieldwork.
7 November 2007 updated vista grande guide from 5/27/06 and 11/3/07 fieldwork.
2 November 2007 added viewgraphs for geology of srp and brodiaea santarosae talk to docent class.
18 December 2006 major updates to ranunculus occidentalis page.
16 December 2006 added ranunculus occidentalis page.
11 November 2006 updated trail flora.
13 May 2006 updated blooms from 5/4 and 5/8 fieldwork.
3 May 2006 updated vp status and blooms from 4/29 and 4/30 fieldwork.
28 April 2006 updated adobe loop plant trail guide from 4/21/06 fieldwork.
23 April 2006 updated s. lomas plant trail guide from 4/21/06 fieldwork.
22 April 2006 updated blooms from yesterday's fieldwork.
21 April 2006 updated vp status from today's fieldwork.
20 April 2006 added vp / adobe loop / s. lomas / s. tp route to hiking / routes; updated s. lomas plant trail guide from 2/23/06 fieldwork. All plant trail guides are now up to date. Updated vernal pool status from kay's 4/16 observations.
19 April 2006 added clickbook pdf versions for vernal pool, adobe loop, punta mesa, and s. trans preserve trail guides, and plant trail list; added overriding of a spreading center to the vp plant trail guide and the SRP geology page; updated wiashal plant trail guide from 4/17/06 fieldwork; updated blooms page.
16 April 2006 updated wiashal plant trail guide from 2/15/06 fieldwork.
15 April 2006 updated mortero / sylvan meadows road loop plant trail guide from 4/12/06 fieldwork.
14 April 2006 updated vp status and blooms.
9 April 2006 updated coyote / n. tp loop plant trail guide; the bigprint version didn't print correctly, so was deleted.
7 April 2006 updated vp status and blooms; put "incomplete" notice on trail plant list analysis page; updated trail flora for list as of 7 September 2005.
4 April 2006 added pdf versions of the following plant trail guides to make a clickbook booklet: mortero / sylvan meadows road; nighthawk loop; shivela / stephenson canyon; torino / tovashal; waterline road loop; added large-type version of coyote / n. tp loop plant trail guide clickbook booklet.
3 April 2006 added pdf version of coyote / n. tp loop plant trail guide to make a clickbook booklet.
2 April 2006 updated nighthawk loop trail plant guide, and mortero / sylvan meadows road loop trail plant guide, from 2/2/06 and 2/10/06 fieldwork.
1 April 2006 updated vp status; updated torino / tovashal plant trail guide from 3/31/06 fieldwork; updated coyote / n. tp loop plant trail guide from 2/2/06 fieldwork.
31 March 2006 updated blooms.
30 March 2006 updated vp status thanks to a report from Jim Adams; added bloom times for brodiaea and calochortus in a new section on plants page for bloom times.
29 March 2006 updated vp status and blooms; added caveat about misidentifications to gordon house records; updated shivela loop plant trail guide from 3/27/06 fieldwork.
26 March 2006 updated waterline road loop plant trail guide from 3/23/06 fieldwork.
24 March 2006 updated vp status and blooms to include one species omitted yesterday, and added plot of # species blooming vs time this year.
23 March 2006 updated vp status and blooms.
20 March 2006 reuploaded updates since 3/5/06, since server that hosted tchester.org crashed and they restored old files (without letting me know! (:-( )
16 March 2006 added pix of baby chocolate lilies to that page; updated vista grande plant trail guide from 3/14/06 fieldwork; updated torino/tovashal plant trail guide from 1/25/06 fieldwork.
15 March 2006 updated vp status and blooms.
11 March 2006 updated n los santos loop plant trail guide from 3/9/06 fieldwork, and shivela loop plant trail guide from 1/7/06 fieldwork; updated blooms.
5 March 2006 updated vp status and blooms.
4 March 2006 updated s. los santos plant trail guide from 2/23/06 fieldwork; s. trans preserve trail guide from 10/15/05 (GPS) and 2/23/06 fieldwork; vista grande loop from 1/7/06 fieldwork and 10/15/05 GPS measurements; and waterline road loop from 10/15/05, 11/5/05, 1/7/06 and 2/4/06 fieldwork. For all guides, I combined the calystegia macrostegia sspp into arida. Split update log into pre-2006 and current version.
3 March 2006 added number of species for each color, and total, to the bloom id guide; eliminated comment in plant species list entry about misidentifications; updated punta mesa plant trail guide from 2/26/06 fieldwork and adobe loop trail plant guide from 11/19/05 and 2/23/06 fieldwork.
2 March 2006 updated vp status and blooms; finally updated 2000 bloom identification guide to correct misidentifications from 2000, delete species not at srp, and add some look-alike species.
1 March 2006 updated vp status and blooms.
27 February 2006 added plot and table of elevation angles vs azimuth for peaks to the east of the srp, and pix of peaks between san jacinto and palomar, both labeled and not; the table also gives distances; moved view page to its own directory.
25 February 2006 updated punta mesa guide from 11/19/05 fieldwork.
20 February 2006 updated blooms from kay's input on mission manzanita
19 February 2006 updated status and blooms; added page on when do chocolate lilies bloom, and where are they found.
9 February 2006 added link to page on distinguishing the gnaphalium canescens sspp at the srp.
9 January 2006 updated date for trail status on main page; added more species and details to blooms from kay's bloom reports.
8 January 2006 added kay's bloom report from 12/17/05.
7 January 2006 updated status and gave list of plants in blooms on today's loop hike.
Updates prior to 2006
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