Wildflowers of Knowland Park

These are a sample of the many species of wildflowers found within the oak woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral of the proposed Zoo Expansion area in Knowland Park that would be enclosed by a perimeter fence. They include some of our locally rare plants. The proposed theme park would place exhibits on top of many of these wildflower populations and would restrict public access to these locations.

Photos #1-5, 7, 9, 10, 12-20 were taken by Ken-ichi Ueda; #6 by Dianne Lake; #8,11 by Gregg Weber, and #21 by Mack Casterman.

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One Response to Wildflowers of Knowland Park

  1. Gabriele Allen February 4, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    Such beautiful fauna and flora. Hard to believe this is right here in Oakland. A true treasure in an urban area! Hopefully it can remain that as refuge for all nature longing city dwellers. As environmental destruction accelerates on this planet small pockets of rich natural habitats such as Knowland Park are keepers.

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