Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 5, 2008. West Coast Lady Butterfly.
On the northern end of the Red Car Property, below the last house on Adelbert Ave., a patch of native wildflowers, grasses and California black walnut trees have repopulated the slope. It's unusual to see anything still in bloom at this time of year on the Red Car Property. I recommend checking this section of the property out in person (photo below). It is remarkably different than the rest of the slopes in the area.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 5, 2008. Below 2649 Adelbert Ave.
(Click on photo to enlarge.)
After record rainfall in January and February 2005, the Red Car Property slope failed beneath the northern terminus of Adelbert Ave. (see photo below). About a year ago, the City completed repair and restoration of the roadway and slope below 2649 Adelbert with FEMA funds secured by CD13. In the meantime, a host of native trees and grasses grew in the slide area.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 2005, Slope failure beneath northern terminus of Adelbert Ave. (Click on photo to enlarge.)