Heard many in wooded ravines with Coast Live Oak.
Widespread throughout grassland.
This flower looks just like one of those in the clusters I'm familiar with in Brodiaeas. I have never seen a single blossom like this so close to the ground.
It was good to see a fair amount of this grass in Moore Creek Preserve. Looking at patches of it from a distance, the purple really stood out from the surrounding green.
As I walked through Moore Creek Preserve today I wondered if there might have been two species of cicadas present. I heard two distinct calls.
This one had a dark green metallic sheen.
Convinced it is a Heterosilpha, but can't distinguish whether it is H. ramosa or H. aenescens with just this photo as a record.
Not sure if the common intorduced species in shady woodlands is M. latifolia or M. sylvatica.
A smaller, daintier Equisetum than I usually encounter.
A large gall on stem of Quercus agrifolia. It felt hollow.