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Northern California FUN FACTS!
California’s coastal prairies are the most diverse of any grassland in North America. During coastal prairie mapping efforts in Sonoma and Marin counties, botanists regularly found 30 to 70 species growing within 10m x 10m plots (CPEFS 2010).
Our grass plains began in the PLEIOCENE period. That's between 5.3 - 2.58 MILLION YEARS AGO!
When you walk on the coast plains -- you are literally walking on OLD GROWTH.
Between 5.3 - 2.58 Million Years AGO! (PLEIOCENE period)
Grass pollen first appears in California’s fossil record and become widespread on broad wet coastal plains.
These grasslands are home to an incredibly diverse flora including approximately 80 endemic species whose populations are found only in California’s coastal prairies
Madge Malone in her blogging zone!