Rock Pool Fire, Malibu Creek State Park

I was just ready to upload my observations for the Socially Distant Bioblitz on August 16th (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56674788), when I got an alert on my phone that a fire had broken out in my neighborhood -- the Rock Pool Fire in Malibu Creek State Park. It consumed an area of only 92.8 acres thanks to swift action by the fire department. 21 months earlier, the area had been devastated by the Woolsey Fire, which consumed 96,949 acres and took 14 days to contain... Our wildlife can handle fires every 30 to 50 years. But back to back wildfires are catastrophic.

On the next day, Mulholland Hwy was still blocked, but I looked around from a safe distance... See the text and "b-roll" context pictures to the four observations below.

More here: https://www.theacorn.com/articles/brush-fire-scare-at-malibu-creek-state-park/

Publicado por andreacala andreacala, 19 de agosto de 2020

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Venado Bura de California Odocoileus hemionus ssp. californicus

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andreacala

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Agosto 17, 2020 10:22 AM PDT

Descripción

As I was closing in on the still smoldering Rock Pool Fire at Malibu Creek State Park, the air became smoky and the light turned toxic golden... #Rock Pool Fire, day two.

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Toloache Sagrado Datura wrightii

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andreacala

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Agosto 17, 2020 10:35 AM PDT

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On the side of the street a Sacred Datura, and looking up a crew of fire fighters who were dousing a smoldering log. #Rock Pool Fire, day two.

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andreacala

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Agosto 17, 2020 10:35 AM PDT

Descripción

On the side of the street a Side-blotched Lizard, and looking up I saw the road block of the fire department, and a Valley Oak who survived the Woolsey Fire, covered with red fire retardant (Phos-Chek) to protect the tree from the Rock Pool Fire only 21 months later. #Rock Pool Fire, day two.

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Azulilla del Tule Enallagma carunculatum

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andreacala

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Agosto 17, 2020 10:37 AM PDT

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On the side of the street a Tule Bluet, and looking up Phos-Chek covered trees and terrain, and a smoldering hot spot on the slope up to Cistern Trail. #Rock Pool Fire, day two.

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