Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)
I came across this guy when checking out the flowering shrubs along the west edge of the north field. Just beyond the edge the ground slopes steeply into the gulch and I spotted some white flowers. Worked my way closer and took some photos with the cell phone. It appears to be some kind of azalea, the closest I found was Rhododendron viscosum, swamp azalea. The location, a few feet above the bottom of the gulch, should be wet enough. But, of course, close comparison with the images I found don't match up. The flowers and leaves are certainly similar. Later on, in the winter I took some more photos with a bigger camera, but none of the azalea sites had winter images. I did find a book on winter identification of trees, but it didn't have azalea. The key led me to tulip poplar, but the flowers are wrong for that.