There is one shrub that actually likes the drought and is covering the trails with thick clouds of green. NO, this is NOT a good thing: TUMBLEWEEDS are taking over.
The picture shows weeds taller than my horse along Chesebro Rd. in Agoura Hills.
The invasive non-indigenous plant migrated from Russia in the 1870's This year, dought conditions have helped a major infestation turn into a fire hazard: when the weeds dry up, they break away from their root to form a rolling ball of kindling. Some weeds grow over 30 feet in diameter.
Read LA TIMES article here
Courtesy of AgouraHorseProperty.com