Manzanitas are the “rock stars” of woody shrub diversity in California. Ranging from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the coastal bluffs along the Pacific, from temperate rainforests along the north coast to arid mountain slopes in Southern California, a wealth of manzanita species and subspecies can be found in an astonishing array of environments. Manzanitas […]
Guatemala bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi subsp. cratericola) is the only subspecies of manzanita not included in Field Guide to Manzanitas!
Michael will lead two hikes at Godwit Days in Arcata, California. On these hikes, participants will explore the relationships between birds, conifers and manzanitas. Price of the trip includes a book from the Backcountry Press catalog. Conifers of the North Coast 1 Conifers of the North Coast 2
Last weekend, I hiked in Trinity County along a low-elevation, fire-prone section of the Bigfoot Trail between Highway 3 and Hayfork and was able to witness obligate & facultative seeding in action. From Field Guide to Manzanitas, Backcountry Press, 2012 One-third of manzanita species are facultative seeders. These are species that regenerate post-fire by both seed and […]