North Grasslands Wildlife Area - China Island Unit

Stored Grains Present: 
Primary Substrate: 
milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
Secondary Substrate: 
mustard (Brassica spp.)

To get to this site, take Canal School Rd. off HWY 33 near the town of Gustine. Turn right onto Brazo Rd. Turn left onto the right side of the Newman Wasteway. The China Island Unit begins just after the dairy on your right hand side. Field 1 is just inside the first set of green gates onto the wildlife area. This colony is located within Field 1 in a milk thistle patch at the edge of a cattail/tule wetland.

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