Rabbitbrush, fireweed, and asters continue to bloom, and the three species of sagebrush in Cache Creek have now begun to bloom as well. Very inconspicuous flowers, unless you are allergic.
Young birds are growing up and flocking for migration. Western tanagers are especially evident in the lower part of Cache Creek. The first fall colors begin, especially in the understory as wildflowers finish their cycle. One of the brighter lights in the woods this time of year is shown here.
Fruits are also beginning to turn up. Chokecherry is ripening (especially on the access road into Cache Creek), snowberry is beginning to plump up into little round pellets. The fairy bells are turning orange, then red, as shown here.