This photo was taken by my trail camera on Aug 4. I do not post observations that I do see myself. Yesterday, 16 Oct 2014, I saw a bear crossing behind me, a smaller individual, I would estimate 100 lbs, probably a yearling. I found were a bear had dug up a yellow jacket nest just up the trail, see next posting.
PS. Leave angry yellow jackets alone.
Pretty much 100% positive this is the Butter Bolete (Boletus appendiculatus), based on the blue-staining, yellow tubes and stalk, nut-brown cap, and un-bitter taste. We'll see how it cooks up.
This fox visited the abandoned house that has been the site of a black vulture nest for the past two months. The 'chicks' at full size were present. They fledged two days later.
These very large Coast redwoods were seen at the Victorian home which was the site of one of the filming locations of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds".
my 1001th species in iNaturalist. Possibly a 2nd county record, and first on the North American Plate side of Marin County. Turning out to be a difficult ID...
A number of the State flower were seen along the Gray Pine Trail in grassland habitats. This specimen in rocky soil was only about twenty cm high.