Picture of red, green, and yellow peppars, also watermelons, cucumbers, and butter nut squash, from Willow Creek Organic Farms.

Trinity County Farmers Market, Willow Creek Organic Farm

Picture of red, green, and yellow peppars, also watermelons, cucumbers, and butter nut squash, from Willow Creek Organic Farms.
Farmers Market in Weaverville, CA.

The Farmers’ Market in Weaverville, is every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.   Next week is the last week for the season.  It’s held in the field next to the Highland Art Museum.

One of the vendors is Willow Creek Organic Farms, located down river, at Willow Creek.  It’s about an hour or so from Weaverville heading to the coast.

Beutiful display of carros, squashes butternut and acorn, at the Weaverville Farmers' Market.
Farmers’ Market featuring the Willow Creek Organic Farm.

 

 

Willow Creek Farm did such a nice job displaying their vegetables and fruits that I asked to take a photograph.  The chalkboards were a nice touch to their display.

 

 

 

Here is a link to their website and their Facebook page.

Willow Creek Organic Farm display of autumn fruits and vegetables, peppers, green, yellow and red. Also small watermelons, green with dark green strips.
Willow Creek Organic Farm display of autumn fruits and vegetables

Willow Creek Organic Farm

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Autumn colors in Trinity County, CA

Virginia creeper plant turns bright red and orang in the fall season, pictured is a leaf that is very red with the light behind it making it orange color
Virginia Creeper leaf on the grass.
Virginia Creeper leaf on the grass.

 

Pictured is a branch of a birch tree and the leaves are golden yellow shining from the sun and the river is in the background.
Birch tree leaves turn a bright golden yellow in the fall..
Beautiful yellow leaves on a Birch tree, with the Trinity river in the background.

 

Birch tree leaves are a bright yellow color in the fall.
Birch tree leaves in autumn.
I love this Birch tree in the fall!

 

Pictured are blackberry leaves that are almost none green andy more, the edges of the leaves are red and some yellowish , and yellow green.
Blackberry leaves can range in reds, yellows, and orange in the autumn.

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Sleeping duck black and white, with gray and bluish rocks in the background, and the dark water with the reflection of the duck.

Wild Common Merganser Ducks in the Trinity River

Two wild common Merganser ducks swimming on the Trinity river.
Wild common Merganser ducks swimming.

These ducks are amazing!  I looked up these ducks and they are the common Merganser wild duck also called the Goosander.  they are larger ducks of lakes and rivers, and they prefer the fresh water. They are common to North America, Europe and Asia.

I love to watch them ducking in and out of the water getting food.They eat fish and nest in holes in trees.  Which makes perfect sense there are a lot of trees in this area.

 

Wild Common Merganser ducks swimming upriver in the Trinity river, northern California.
Common Merganser ducks in the Trinity river, CA.

 

These Common Merganser wild ducks like to swim up the side of the river, and then they float down.  sometimes with little ducklings following.  it’s adorable. In the Trinity river, we mostly see these wild ducks in the winter.

 

Beautiful panoramic photograph of a winter sunset at the wetlands in northen California, Llano Seco, Upper Butter Basin Wildlife.

Llano Seco, Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area

Llano Seco sunset last February, wetlands in Upper Butter Basin Wildlife.
Llano Seco Sunset, Wetlands.

From Interstate 5 in northern California, there are a few Wildlife areas, which are very pristine. These historic natural wetlands formed from runoff from the Sacramento river and Butte Creek.  Located in Butte and Glenn counties, the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area is a sight to see.

 

 

Beautiful clouds and sunset on the wetlands of Llano Seco, seven mile road.
Sunset at Llano Seco wetlands.

I was passing by the Llano Seco around sunset.  I went to see Storm Large at the Laxson Auditorium, at Chico State. She rocks!  Look up her website. She sings with Pink Martini also. They have a song, called Veronique. Storm Large

Pictured a sunset from last February.  Lnano Seco was beautiful that evening. There is a boarded walkway out that you can walk out on and get a good view of the wetlands, panoramic also.

Lots of water, birds, and beautiful sunsets at the Upper Butter Basin Wildlife area, Llano Seco, wetlands.
Beautiful sunset at Llano Seco.

This is one of the finest wetland habitats in northern California.  Below is a link to the Dept of Fish and Wildlife, with maps and much more details about the Wildlife area.

Upper Butter Basic Wildlife Area, California

 

 

 

 

Beautiful close up of the sun behind the clouds and the red reflection on the water, with the trees in the middle, at Llano Seco, CA.
Beautiful Sunset and reflection at Llano Seco.

It’s a great place for bird watching, there are many species of birds. There are so many birds to see, here are just a few.  There are pelicans, hawks, eagles, falcons, cuckoo, sparrows, cranes, herons, starlings, swallows, larks, blackbirds, and so many more I won’t list.  Go to the website, and look at the pdf file, Bird Checklist.  There are so many they need a check list.

 

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